Malaysia: Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis a threat to regional stability

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Source: CNN

By Emiko Jozuka and Manny Maung, CNN

Yangon, Myanmar (CNN)Myanmar’s treatment of its Muslim Rohingya minority threatens to undermine the region’s security and stability, Malaysia’s Foreign Minister said Monday at a rare international meeting to tackle the crisis.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) met in Yangon, Myanmar following multiple reports from NGOs that the army has burnt down Rohingya villages and attacked men women and children. This is the first time that foreign ministers from ASEAN countries have met to discuss the issue.
Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman urged Myanmar’s government to avoid the humanitarian disaster that unfolded in 2015 after thousands of ethnic Rohingya muslims fled Rakhine in boats, and remained stranded in the Andaman sea.
“I believe all us do not wish to see the repeat of this crisis which could potentially impact the security and stability of the region,” Aman said.

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