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Make Rohingya citizens to end boat crisis, US tells Myanmar

Make Rohingya citizens to end boat crisis, US tells Myanmar

May 22, 2015

SITTWE, May 22 — A senior US diplomat today urged Myanmar to extend “citizenship” to the oppressed Rohingya minority to address an ongoing migrant crisis that has hit Southeast Asia, leaving thousands stranded at sea. More than 3,500 migrants have swum to shore or been rescued off the coasts of Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Bangladesh since a Thai crackdown in early May on human-trafficking threw the illicit trade into chaos. Myanmar, where many of the migrants start their... Read more

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