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China steps up security on North Korea, India and Myanmar borders for Communist Party congress

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China’s border police will maintain the highest security on the country’s frontiers with North Korea, India and Myanmar as the Communist Party gears up for its all-important national congress next month. The border forces under the People’s Armed Police. The police said in an online statement, they would also tighten monitoring of coastal areas and ramp up counterterrorism work. Still in a online statement the police said: we will stick to the highest standards, strictest requirements and strongest measures to ensure absolute border security for the party’s 19th national congress”. The congress, expected to start on October 18, is expected to see Xi named the party’s general secretary for a second term and a dozen officials named to key positions. Zhang Baohui, a Chinese politics specialist at Lingnan University, said that although the offshore conflicts were unlikely to pose any real danger to the congress, the police must declare their determination to stamp out risk. Zhang said. “It’s a way to show loyalty” Bayanqolu, party chief of Jilin, which borders North Korea, ordered the province to strengthen “frontline border control” in the run-up to the congress. And said: “we must firmly prevent major incidents that will harm political security and border stability”, he said. “We will take action to show absolute loyalty, pure loyalty to the party and general secretary Xi Jinping”.

Afghans protest ongoing violence in Myanmar

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On Thursday, thousands of Afghans took to the streets in different cities of Afghanistan to denounce ongoing violence in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state. Fresh violence erupted in Rakhine nearly two weeks ago when security forces launched an operation against the Rohingya community. It triggered a fresh influx of refugees to neighboring Bangladesh, which already hosted around 400,000 Rohingya. According to the UN refugee agency, 164,000 Rohingya had crossed into Bangladesh by Thursday. In the capital Kabul, the demonstrators gathered outside the United Nations Assistance Mission for Afghanistan office. They chanted slogans against the Myanmar authorities, urging the human rights organizations and the UN to play their due role in stopping the “genocide”. Attaullah Faizani, an organizer of the demonstration, told Anadolu Agency on the occasion that the purpose of protest is to express solidarity with the Muslims in need.

Egypt’s Azhar decries ‘failure of global conscience’ on Rohingya Muslims, calls for action

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Al-Azhar has condemned the violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar and called on international organisations and Arab and Muslim countries to intervene to end it.In a statement signed by Grand Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayyeb and published on Al-Azhar’s Facebook page, Al-Azhar called on the Arab League, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, the European Union, the United Nations, and decision-makers in Arab and Muslim countries to take all political and economic pressures to force the government in Myanmar to stop religious and racial discrimination.Al-Azhar also called on all international and human rights organisations to “take the required procedures to investigate in these shameful crimes, trace those who committed them, and deliver them to International Court of Justice as war criminals”.

 

Turkey to send 1,000 tons aid to Rohingya Muslims

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Following President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and de facto Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s discussion on Tuesday regarding the Rohingya crisis, Turkey has been permitted to send 1,000 tons of humanitarian aid to the region. The aid will not be limited to food and clothing, but will also include medicine and health products sent intermittently. They also discussed options for delivering humanitarian aid and resolving the crisis. Erdoğan condemned both terrorism and the use of disproportionate force. Myanmar had before blocked all United Nations aid agencies from delivering food, water and medicine to Rohingya Muslims: TIKA will be the first foreign agency to enter the region. On Wednesday Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu will travel to Bangladesh’s Dhaka to speak with Rohingya refugees.

Nearly 90,000 Rohingya escape Myanmar violence as humanitarian crisis looms

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) stated that more than 73,000 Rohingya Muslims have reached Bangladesh in an attempt to escape Myanmar army’s and the Buddhist nationalists’ attacks in Rakhine State. European Rohingya Council (ERC) President Hla Kyaw said that the government will later “attempt a massacre”. He also said that the advancement of Rohingya genocide is the primary goal of the army. He added, “the second goal is to leave them for dead by preventing aid”. Rohingya Muslims were grateful to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for his reaction against the Myanmar government. On Friday he stated that the persecution of the Rohingya Muslims was equivalent to a genocide. The massacre against Rohingya Muslims is being protested around the world.

Saudi Arabia condemns Myanmar’s Rohingya attacks

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Saudi Arabia’s mission to the United Nations highlighted the Kingdom’s condemnation for the attacks on Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya minority. Saudi Arabia as the leader of the islamic Ummah has caled for a resolution to condemn the human rights violations committed against the muslim minority. Saudi Arabia ha stressed the security council to adress this issue on its agenda. Also has expressed its concern to secretary general, which resulted in a condemnation from United Nation. More than 2,600 houses have been burned down in Rohingya-majority areas of Myanmar’s northwest in the last week. About 58,600 Rohingya have fled the violence into Bangladesh from Myanmar, according to UN refugee agency UNHCR, as aid workers there struggle to cope.

Turkey tells Bangladesh: Open your doors to Rohingya

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu tells Bangladesh government to recognize the humanitarian crisis undergoing in Myanmar where the Muslim minority Rohingya is under attack. In order to help this community the Turkish government has already donated 70 million dollars in humanitarian aids and it has declared that it’s going to cover to expenses to Bangladesh if they are going to open their doors and welcome the refugees. Violence erupted in Myanmar’s Rakhine state on Aug. 25 when the country’s security forces launched an operation against the Rohingya Muslim community. It triggered a fresh influx of refugees towards neighboring Bangladesh, though the country sealed off its border to refugees.The region has seen simmering tension between its Buddhist and Muslim populations since communal violence broke out in 2012.

World’s silence on Myanmar violence against Rohingyas ‘a portrait of shame’: presidential aide

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Erdogan calls on the international community to look at what is happening in Myanmar and to intervene in order to stop this humanitarian crisis. He asks the UN to change its attitude towards Muslim countries.

 

 

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