UN terms ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar as coordinated, systematic genocide
The United Nations accusing Myanmar has termed the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims as coordinated and systematic.
A report released by the U.N. human rights office says attacks against the Rohingyas and widespread burning of villages reflected a strategy of instilling "widespread fear and trauma" to prevent those displaced from ever returning to their homes.
Meanwhile, Myanmar Ambassador to Japan Thurain Thant Zin has denied of ethnic cleansing or genocide of Rohingya Muslims in the country despite violence that has led half a million of them to flee the country.
The Ambassador talking to reporters in Tokyo today said his government is prepared to help resettle all who have fled.
Hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas have fled across the border in what the United Nations has called "textbook ethnic cleansing."