UN SC to meet Thursday to discuss Myanmar


PV International Desk : The United Nations Security Council will meet Thursday (September 28) to discuss the violence in Myanmar and hear a briefing from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the crisis, diplomats say.
The Economic Times reports that Britain, France, the United States and four other countries requested the meeting after more than 430,000 people, mostly Rohingya Muslims, fled an army campaign in Myanmar in recent weeks and crossed into Bangladesh.
The meeting was also requested by Egypt, Kazakhstan, Senegal and Sweden, which are non-permanent council members.
The United Nations has described the military operation as “ethnic cleansing” and French President Emmanuel Macron last week went further, calling it “genocide.”
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has denounced the plight of the Rohingya, accused Myanmar of waging a “Buddhist terror” against the Muslim minority and also denounced the “genocide.”
The military operation was sparked by attacks carried out by Rohingya militants on police posts on August 25.