18 Sep 2017

Conditions for Rohingya refugees worsen

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi won’t be at the UN herself – unsurprisingly perhaps after the UN’s human rights chief condemned her country’s treatment of the Rohingya Muslims as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”. Instead she will give a televised address tomorrow, with a spokesman claiming she would call for national reconciliation and peace. The authorities In Myanmar say the army is fighting militants and have denied targeting civilians, but conditions for the half a million Rohingya who’ve now fled into Bangladesh are getting even worse, torrential monsoon rains adding to their misery.