Informing world leaders that the violence, suffering and mass displacement in Myanmar’s Rakhine province affected not just Muslim and Rakhine communities, but also other minority groups – to which most of the world has been oblivious – the country’s Vice-President has stressed his Government’s deep concern over the situation.
“There is no denying that this is a problem of significant magnitude,” said U Henry Van Thio, the Vice-President of Myanmar, addressing the UN General Assembly yesterday.
“I am [however] happy to inform you that the situation has improved.
No armed clashes have been reported since 5 September.
” Noting that his Government is also concerned over reports that the number of Muslims crossing into Bangladesh remains unabated, the Vice-President said that the reason needed to be found for the exodus.