Myanmar Lawmakers, Politicians React to British Foreign Secretary’s Appeal

Politicians in Myanmar on Friday rejected international pressure to hold the country’s powerful military accountable for a brutal crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority group.The government of Aung San Sui Kyi has faced mounting pressure over the 2017 campaign that pushed more than 700,000 members of the Muslim minority group to Bangladesh.The Rohingya were also subjected to indiscriminate killings, rape, and torture, and their villages were burned during a campaign of violence that began in August 2017 in northern Rakhine state in response to deadly attacks on police outposts by a Muslim militant group.The latest international figure to call for Myanmar leaders to take action against top military brass that ordered the crackdown was British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

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