UNAG urges Myanmar to end military action against Rohingya

TEHRAN, Dec. 25 (MNA) – The UN General Assembly on Sunday urged Myanmar to end a military campaign against Muslim Rohingya and called for the appointment of a UN special envoy.

A resolution put forward by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was adopted by a vote of 122 to 10 with 24 abstentions.

The resolution calls on the government to allow access for aid workers, ensure the return of all refugees and grant full citizenship rights to the Rohingya.

It requests that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appoint a special envoy to Myanmar, ABS-CBN reported.

The measure was adopted by the assembly after its budget committee gave the green light to funds for the new position of UN special envoy to Myanmar.

More than 650,000 Muslim Rohingya have fled the mainly Buddhist country since the military operation was launched in Rakhine state in late August.

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    • Khalid Iqbal AU 12:32 - 2017/12/25
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      The UN should not forget that the Rohingyas need a proper home to go to, jobs,and UN guarantee for their protection. Also, criminals who commited crimes against Rohingyas should be punished severely.