31 Aug '17, 5am

No formal statement by UN Security Council on #Myanmar as #China resists involvement into crisis

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council on Wednesday (Aug 30) discussed the violence in Myanmar where clashes and a security crackdown by the military in Rakhine state have sent 18,500 Rohingya fleeing across the border into Bangladesh. There was no formal statement from the 15-member council following the closed-door meeting but British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft said there were calls from council members for de-escalation. "We all condemned the violence, we all called on all the parties to de-escalate," Rycroft told reporters. The clashes began on Friday after militants from the Rohingya Muslim minority staged deadly surprise raids on police posts. The violence has left at least 110 people, including 11 state officials, dead and thousands of Rohingya have poured across the border to Bangladesh despite Dhaka's attempts to stop them. Myanmar's military has been carrying ou...

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