Britain has been urged to publicly press the Burmese government to “immediately stop all abuses”, as MPs voiced fresh concerns over the Rohingya crisis.
The head of Bangladesh’s refugee commission has said plans to start the repatriation of 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to Burma were scrapped after officials were unable to find anyone who wanted to return.
Plans to begin repatriating more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees to Burma have been scrapped after officials in Bangladesh failed to find any who wanted to go.
Bangladesh authorities said they are ready to begin repatriating some of the more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled from army-led violence in Burma since last year, but refugees scheduled to leave said they would refuse to go because of fears for their safety.
Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamed has sharply criticised Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi for her handling of an ethnic crisis that led to mass killings and the exodus of more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims from her country.
Amal Clooney has called for immediate pardons in the cases of two journalists jailed in Burma for reporting on an alleged massacre of Rohingya Muslims.