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Asean must pressure Myanmar and Suu Kyi on Rohingya issue, says Dr M


BANGKOK: Asean must take tough measures to put pressure on Myanmar and its de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to end atrocities against the Muslim Rohingya, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said on Sunday (Dec 16).

More than 720,000 refugees have fled Myanmar's strife-torn Rakhine state to Bangladesh since August last year, when militant attacks on security outposts prompted a heavy-handed "clearance operation" by the military (Tatmadaw) that claimed thousands of lives.

   

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