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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Protest in Myanmar against Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak

Protesters in Myanmar rallied against Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on December 4 after he called for foreign intervention to stop the 'genocide' of Rohingya Muslims in the country.

About 150 people, led by Buddhist monks from the Nationalist Monk Association, gathered in Sule Pagoda in the city of Yangon, holding banners and chanting.

Muslim-Majority Malaysia has been increasingly critical of Myanmar's handling of violence and allegations of state abuses in northern Rakhine state, which has driven hundreds of ethnic Rohingya to flee across the borders to Bangladesh.

It described the violence as "ethnic cleansing" on December 3.

Najib called on the United Nations, the International Criminal Court and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to intervene.

Myanmar's government does not recognise the Rohingya as its citizens.


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