India refuses to join declaration against Myanmar at international meet


NUSA DUA, INDONESIA: In a clear show of solidarity with Myanmar, India has refused to be a part of a declaration adopted at an international conference saying it carried “inappropriate” reference to violence in Rakhine state from where 125,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh. According to a Times of India report, an Indian parliamentary delegation dissociated itself from the ‘Bali Declaration’ at the ‘World Parliamentary Forum on Sustainable Development’ held in Indonesia. “This was in view of the fact that the declaration, which was to be adopted at the conclusion of the forum, was…

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi slams ‘misinformation’ over Rohingya crisis

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday alleged a “huge iceberg of misinformation” was distorting the picture of the Rohingya crisis, which has forced 125,000 of the Muslim minority to flee to Bangladesh. In her first comments since Rohingya militant attacks sparked unrest on August 25, Suu Kyi said fake news was “calculated to create a lot of problems between different communities” and to promote “the interest of the terrorists”. Her intervention, quoted on the Facebook page of her State Counsellor’s office, followed a phone call with Turkish…

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