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Zaw Htay: Government Tour and Neighbouring Bangladesh

zaw htay: It has said the group, assembled after similar violence last October, is interfering in Myanmar's affairs, according to Metro News. The diplomats, taken Monday on a guided government tour of the affected area, said in a joint statement that there is a dire need for humanitarian aid. But the president's office spokesman, Zaw Htay, told The Associated Press on Tuesday the government will stick by its earlier decision to bar the U.N. mission. The crisis in Rakhine has drawn international concern because of the exodus of more than 500,000 Rohingya to neighbouring Bangladesh in just a month's time. Human rights groups charge that the army has abused and killed civilians and burned down thousands of homes. The violence began when the army retaliated for raids on government security posts on Aug. 25 by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, an insurgent group. ( As reported in the news.