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Washington praises Dhaka

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The US has lauded Bangladesh’s role in providing shelter and necessary humanitarian assistance to the Rohingya refugees who have entered Bangladesh since violence erupted in Myanmar’s Rakhine State on August 25. Nearly 400,000 Rohingyas have entered Bangladesh from Myanmar so far.

“Most of those displaced by the violence have fled into neighboring Bangladesh and we greatly appreciate the significant efforts of the government of Bangladesh to facilitate humanitarian assistance,” said a statement issued by the white house press secretary Sarah Sanders yesterday.

The White House also expressed its concern over the allegations of extrajudicial killings, burning of villages, massacres, and rape, by security forces and by civilians acting in line with these forces’ consent in the northern part of Rakhine State in Myanmar.

Accusing the Myanmar security forces of failing to protecting the civilians, Washington has asked them to stop the violence and end the displacement of all the communities.

The US president’s house also called upon the security forces to work with the elected government of Myanmar to implement the recommendations of the Annan commission.

“The United States is deeply troubled by the ongoing crisis in the northern Rakhine state in Burma (Myanmar), where at least 300,000 people have fled their homes in the wake of attacks on Burmese security posts on August 25.  We reiterate our condemnation of those attacks and ensuing violence,” said a statement issued by the white house press secretary Sarah Sanders yesterday.

“The massive displacement and victimisation of people, including the large numbers of the ethnic Rohingya community and other minorities, show that the Burmese security forces are not protecting civilians,” it said.  

“We are alarmed by the allegations of human rights abuses, including extrajudicial killings, burning of villages, massacres, and rape, by security forces and by civilians acting with these forces’ consent.  We call on the Burmese security authorities to respect the rule of law, stop the violence, and end the displacement of civilians from all communities,” said the statement.

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Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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