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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
    Rohingyas.

    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