28 Oct '15, 4pm

"@ASEANMP: Expect further #Rohingya exodus @ASEANMP report warns [email protected]

An Asean parliamentarian group has warned of the imminent exodus of boatloads of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar and urged regional governments to adopt a collective response to the potential crisis. Increasingly desperate conditions at home, coupled with a bleak political outlook, force the Rohingya to flee the country by boat to other parts of South-east Asia during the "sailing season", which usually begins later this month. A crackdown on human trafficking networks in Thailand in April - which sparked a regional crisis - does not appear to have put them off from searching for better lives elsewhere. "The next wave of refugees is coming," noted the report titled Disenfranchisement And Desperation In Myanmar's Rakhine State. It was authored by Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) after two fact-finding missions to Myanmar this year. "Tens of thousands of Rohingya...

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