Rohingya tragedy marks death of Nobel Peace Prize says Ayatollah Khamenei

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"It is a little unreasonable to expect us to solve the issue in 18 months.as the situation in Rakhine has been such since many decades and goes back to pre colonial times".

"The third is that we are hearing that there will be terrorist attacks and we are trying to address this issue".

On Wednesday Myanmar's presidential spokesman Zaw Htay said 176 villages were abandoned and some residents had fled from at least 34 other villages.

Myanmar's de facto leader has cancelled plan to attend the upcoming UN General Assembly as her government faces growing worldwide pressure over its crackdown on the Muslim Rohingya minority.

She has been accused of turning a blind eye to the widespread abuses and failing to allow humanitarian access in her country, prompting some to call for the Nobel Peace Prize she won in 1991 as a champion of democracy to be revoked.

The government says about 400 people have been killed in the fighting, the latest in the western state.

A Rohingya man passes a child though a barbed wire border fence on the border with Bangladesh. For example, some Muslim-majority countries such as Indonesia and Malaysia have been vocal in their criticism of the Myanmar government, but they themselves are unwilling or reluctant to take in Rohingya refugees in large numbers.

The crackdown by Myanmar forces also sparked a mass evacuation of thousands of Buddhist residents of the area.

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"At independence of Burma from the British in 1948 and under successive governments, Burma recognised the people of all ethnicities within its border, including the Rohingyas, as full citizens, having representation in the parliament".

The problem is that neither the Bangladesh government nor its people are willing to accept them as their own.

The government brands Rohingya, who now make up around one million of the total 50-million population, illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and denies them citizenship.

George William Okoth-Obbo, assistant high commissioner for operations at the United Nations refugee agency, said: "We will all have to ramp up our response massively, from food to shelter".

"This is one of the decisive moments when bold and decisive actions are needed promptly when it is still possible to get it resolved", they wrote.

UNICEF estimates that of the more than 330,000 refugees who have crossed into Bangladesh since August 25, 200,000 are children.

The authorities first proposed settling Rohingya refugees there in 2015, as the camps in Cox's Bazar became overstretched with new arrivals.

According to Veena Sikri, former envoy of India to Bangladesh, claims the Rohingya militants are also being strategically used by Pakistan's spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

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