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‘Myanmar attempts to protect citizens’

‘Myanmar attempts to protect citizens’

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The authorities in Myanmar are trying to protect everyone in the conflictregio Rakhine. That said, the Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who further spoke about the mass exodus of Rohingya muslims from that area.

Since the youngest outbreak of violence on August 25, started are estimated at about 164.000 Rohingya to neighboring Bangladesh, have fled. It was Suu Kyi, who was awarded the Nobel Peace prize, to much international criticism.

The Burmese leader stressed Thursday in an interview that “we do our best to ensure that everyone has the right to protection by the law”. She also said that, “our resources are not as complete and adequate as we would like”.

Rohingya claim to be correct fled the authorities in their home country. Refugees told Reuters news agency that they by force have been driven from their village of Kha Maung Seik. “The army brought buddhists from Rakhine. They crossed our village is on fire,” said a 55-year-old man.

“All the muslims in our village, about 10,000, fled. Some of them were shot. The rest came here. There is no one about,” said the refugee.

Battles Myanmar

A regeringsmilitair keeps watch during an operation against insurgents.
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Military love checks in the area where the battles take place.
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By the fighting, thousands of Rohingya muslims fled.
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Houses have gone up in smoke and several citizens were killed.
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Refugees at the border in Myanmar.
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