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Southeast Asia summit draft statement skips over Rohingya crisis

19:25 EST 12 Nov 2017 | Yahoo News

Southeast Asia summit draft statement skips over Rohingya crisisA draft of the statement to be issued after a Southeast Asian summit makes no mention of the exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar's Rakhine state following a military crackdown that has been described by the United Nations as ethnic cleansing. One paragraph of the communique, seen by Reuters on Monday, mentions the importance of humanitarian relief provided for victims of natural disasters in Vietnam and a recent urban battle with Islamist militants in the Philippines, as well as "affected communities" in northern Rakhine state.


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