US House passes resolution on ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas

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The US House of Representatives has condemned the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims and called on Myanmar’s leadership to end attacks on minorities in the Rakhine state, in the stiffest congressional criticism of the government in the Buddhist-majority country.
The House passed a resolution yesterday, urging immediate restoration of humanitarian access to the Rakhine state where unrest has forced over 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh.
"This slaughter must end, and our resolution ought to send a strong message to Burmese leaders that their commitment to restoring democracy will be judged by their respect for the individual rights and freedoms of all people living within Burma’s borders, no matter their faith or ethnicity," House Democratic Whip Steny H Hoyer said in a statement.

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