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Muslim Insurgents: Neighbouring Bangladesh and Rohingya Refugees

muslim insurgents: What he learns will be reported back to the prime minister, and eventually Canadians, but his appointment should also serve to reinforce the fact the world is paying attention to the situation in the southeast Asian country, Rae told a news conference, according to Toronto Star. Burma's security forces began a crackdown earlier this year on what it called Muslim insurgents, but their attacks on Rohingya villages have been labelled as ethnic cleansing by the United Nations and roundly denounced by many countries, including Canada. Rae was appointed as a special envoy to the country and will head there next week to begin gathering facts from officials on the ground as reports now say nearly a million Rohingya refugees have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh. Rae said he wants to get all sides of the story and bring the information back to Canadians and the prime minister to create a clear and consistent response from Canada and for other countries. I do think it is worthwhile for us to keep on as many paths as possible in reinforcing the messages about the extent of the crisis within Myanmar Burma . react-text 146 Former Ontario premier Bob Rae, seen in this file photo from Sept. 2017, has been named a special envoy to Burma at an announcement today. /react-text Andrew Vaughan / THE CANADIAN PRESS The appointment comes as UN humanitarian officials, high-level government envoys and advocacy groups held a one-day conference Monday aimed at drumming up funds to help refugees in Bangladesh. Article Continued Below I don't pretend to be somebody who can work miracles. ( As reported in the news.