Buddha would have helped persecuted Rohingya refugees, Dalai Lama says

Buddha would have helped persecuted Rohingya refugees Dalai Lama says

"Perhaps she's got more pressing matters here to deal with", Aung Shin, the spokesman, told Reuters. But now this human rights activist has become a human rights abuser as the country of which she is now the de facto leader faces the terror of genocide against the Rohingya people.

- Provides no reasons for withdrawal.

Suu Kyi, who was once hailed by the global community for standing up to the Myanmar military, has taken nearly no action to put an end to the deadly violence against the Rohingyas.

Rakhine State, bordering Bangladesh, has been the focus of major conflicts and clashes starting in 2012 between the majority Buddhist population and a growing minority group of Muslims who call themselves Rohingya. "This marks the death of the Nobel Peace Prize", Khamenei said.

"This case (in Myanmar) is a political one, because it is being executed by the government of Myanmar, which is led by a merciless woman that has won the Nobel Peace Prize", Ayatollah Khamenei added, noting that such bad events in Myanmar have indeed "marked the demise of the Nobel Peace Prize".

Stressing the need for "practical" measures and intervention by the Islamic countries, the Leader explained that such practical action would not entail a military campaign, but the Muslim countries "should mount political, economic, and trade pressure on the Myanmarese government and cry out against such crimes in the global circles".

The two leaders stressed for taking action to put an end to the violence against Rohingya.

Dean, the other contributor on the panel, said that the Rohingya Muslims are "on the bottom of the barrel", and are "one of the most abused groups of people in the world".

Bangladesh is struggling to provide relief for exhausted and hungry refugees - some 60 percent of whom are children - while almost 30,000 ethnic Rakhine Buddhists as well as Hindus have been displaced inside Myanmar.

Meanwhile the Myanmar government has warned of bomb attacks in cities and those concerns are likely to be compounded by an al Qaeda call to arms in support of the Rohingya.

An estimated 370,000 Rohingya have fled across the border into Bangladesh in recent weeks amid a spate of attacks on their villages.

The announcement comes after the United Nations human rights chief, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, accused Myanmar of waging a "systematic attack" on Rohingya civilians and warned that "ethnic cleansing" seemed to be under way. However, Myanmar has denounced Hussein's suggestion.

Related News: