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Egypt summons Myanmar envoy over ongoing killing of Rohingyas

                         Rohingya Muslims fleeing from violence in Myanmar. (File photo)

The Egyptian foreign ministry has summoned Myanmar’s ambassador to
Cairo to protest against the ongoing persecution and killing of
Muslims in the southeast Asian country.

“The foreign ministry yesterday summoned the ambassador of
Myanmar and conveyed an urgent message expressing Egypt’s dismay
after renewed violence against Rohingya Muslims,” Egyptian
foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday.

Violence against Rohingya Muslims should be stopped immediately
and Myanmar’s authorities should bring its perpetrators to justice,
the statement added.

The Myanmar government and its majority population refuse to
recognize Rohingya Muslims as citizens and label the minority of
about 800,000 as illegal immigrants from neighboring Bangladesh, an
impoverished state that has shown no willingness to help the

More than 100,000 Rohingyas have been displaced since the violence
broke out in June, according to the UN. However, the humanitarian
situation is continuing to deteriorate.

“The situation is dire. The UN is doing its best, but it is
trying to find more funding to help them,” said Chris Lewa,
director of the Arakan Project, an NGO working with the Rohingya. 

Source  Press TV