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    Burmese president vows to tackle Rohingya issue

    Burmese
    President Thein Sein vowed UN leaders, would tackle ethnic unrest
    between Buddhists and Muslims in Arakan State which has raised
    widespread international concern, the UN  website stated 
    yesterday.


    Thein Sein made the vow in a meeting with UN leader Ban
    Ki-moon at the end of the UN General Assembly summit, where Muslim
    leaders have led calls for action to help tens of thousands of
    Islamic followers displaced by the unrest.

    Ban
    Ki-moon and Thein Sein discussed the fighting in Arakan “and the
    immediate and long-term perspectives to promote inter-communal
    harmony and address the root causes of the tension there,” said UN
    spokesman Martin Nesirky.
    “The
    president confirmed the country would address the long-term
    ramifications of this question,” he said.
    President
    Thein Sein said in June the government was only responsible for third
    generation Rohingyas whose families had arrived before independence
    in 1948 and that it was impossible to accept those who had ”illegally
    entered” Myanmar.
    But,
    the Immigration minister U Khin Ye told reporters after third round
    peace talk meeting with KNU and Thein Sein government, there are no
    illegal entering in Arakan State after investigation and the person
    who born in Burma will hold citizen ( red) card as by born citizen
    and a persons who live in Burma since long times, we will give their
    third generation as citizen.
    U
    Aung Min said that government had set up an independent commission on
    inquiry to investigate the violence between Rakhine Buddhist and
    Rohingya Muslims last week.
    The
    Burmese leader vowed before the UN General Assembly that he would
    seek to tackle the problems in Arakan (Rakhine) state.
    Meanwhile,
    the UN secretary-general yesterday urged the world’s largest
    Islamic body to “treat carefully” the issue of the stateless
    Muslim Rohingyas in Myanmar because it could affect the reform
    process underway in the country,
    Rights
    groups accused Burmese security forces of killing, raping and
    arresting Rohingyas after the riots.
    An OIC committee set up to
    deal with the Rohingya issue met for the first time in New York this
    week and called for them to be given rights as citizens in Burma.
    Burmese
    president is in a tight spot. Concessions towards the Rohingyas could
    prove unpopular among the general public, but perceived ill-treatment
    risks angering Western countries that have eased sanctions in
    response to human rights reforms.