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Rakhine State: Rights Abuses and Borders Bangladesh

rakhine state: Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled across the border in what the United Nations has called textbook ethnic cleansing, according to CTV. The ambassador, Thurain Thant Zin, denied reports of human rights abuses in Rakhine by the military and told reporters in Tokyo that his government was providing humanitarian aid to all affected by the violence. Myanmar security forces responded to Rohingya militant attacks with a broad crackdown in August in Rakhine state, which borders Bangladesh. To say the Myanmar military conducted those illegal acts is untrue and cannot be true, he said. The ambassador said the government is prepared to help resettle all who have fled. The Myanmar government protests the use of such terms as ethnic cleansing and genocide, he said. ( As reported in the news.