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
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.
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.
president confirmed the country would address the long-term
ramifications of this question,” he said.
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
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.
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.
Burmese leader vowed before the UN General Assembly that he would
seek to tackle the problems in Arakan (Rakhine) state.
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,
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.
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.