Myanmar won’t attend boat crisis summit if title bears name ‘Rohingya’

Arifa
By May 21, 2015 03:10

Myanmar won’t attend boat crisis summit if title bears name ‘Rohingya’

YANGON (Eleven Myanmar/ANN) — Zaw Htay, director of the President’s Office, said that Myanmar would not attend a regional summit on the migrant boat crisis in Bangkok next week if it has the name “Rohingya” in the title.

“We haven’t decided whether to attend or not. We are still thinking. They have put the name ‘Rohingya’ in the title. If this is how we are invited, we won’t attend,” Zaw Htay said Tuesday.

“The migrant crisis has been caused by human trafficking gangs, so the putting the term ‘Rohingya migrant’ in the title, which is offensive to Myanmar, is unacceptable,” he continued.

Zaw Htay also denied reports about the Myanmar government pressuring Muslims in Arakan (Rakhine) State to leave the country.

“If we did something like that at this time, everyone would see it; people should go and observe in that region to discover the truth,” he said.

Several reports described and proved thousands of Rohingya and Bangladeshis, arriving in Malaysia and Indonesia malnourished and ill.

Myanmar was invited to attend a regional summit on the migrant boat crisis, which will be hosted by Thailand on May 29.

Note:Changes have been made,Eleven Myanmar/ANN is not responsible for these.

Source:Eleven Myanmar/ANN.

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