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Myanmar must make Rohingya Muslims citizens: UN chief

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UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned Myanmar that it must end Buddhist attacks on minority Muslims in the country’s west if it wants to be seen as a credible nation.

The UN chief said failing to do so could risk undermining the reform process and triggering negative regional repercussions.

“It is important for the Myanmar authorities to take necessary steps to address the legitimate grievances of minority communities, including the citizenship demands of the Muslim/Rohingya,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday.

Sectarian violence against minority Rohingya Muslims in the predominantly Buddhist nation has killed hundreds in the past year, and uprooted about 140,000, in what some say presents a threat to Myanmar’s political reforms because it could encourage security forces to re-assert control.

Asad Haroon
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