Myanmar bans workers from going to Malaysia as Rohingya crisis grows

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 07 Dec 2016

Ethnic Rohingya Muslim refugees shout slogans during a gathering in Kuala Lumpur on Dec 4, 2016, protesting the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. - AFP

YANGON: Myanmar has banned workers from going to Muslim-majority Malaysia as relations sour between the neighbours over a military crackdown on the Buddhist country's Rohingya minority.

The move came after Malaysian Prime Minister  Datuk Seri Najib Razak lashed out at Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi for allowing "genocide" on her watch, during a rally on Sunday in Kuala Lumpur that drew thousands of people.

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