Trudeau says Canada is committed to help to resolve Rohingya crisis
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada is ready to help to resolve the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine State on Tuesday (November 14) during a summit meeting with Southeast Asian leaders.
Trudeau’s comment came on the same day as Myanmar’s army released a report denying all allegations of rape and killings by security forces in an operation that drove more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh.
Myanmar said the clearance operation was necessary for national security after Rohingya militants attacked 30 security posts and an army base in the state on August 25.
A draft of the statement to be issued after a meeting of Southeast Asian leaders made no mention of the flight of Rohingya from military operations in Myanmar’s Rakhine state that the United Nations has described as ethnic cleansing, disappointing human rights groups who were hoping for a tough stand.