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Burmese Insistence: Rohingya Refugees and Address Denial

burmese insistence: Myanmar's statement didn't mention Rohingya, reflecting the government and the Burmese majority's insistence there is no such ethnic group in Myanmar, according to Vancouver Courier. Instead it referred to them as displaced persons. The memorandum of understanding promises to establish a framework of co-operation that aims to create conditions for voluntary, safe, dignified and sustainable repatriation of Rohingya refugees but does not address Myanmar's denial of citizenship for the minority.article continues below Trending Stories Online map shows crabby crows dive bombing pedestrians in Metro VancouverP!nk hikes Capilano trail, thanks Vancouver for being 'damned awesome'Seismic upgrade of Lord Strathcona elementary a Canadian first Trudeau stands up to tough crowd in Nanaimo Myanmar's government said it hoped the pact would hasten repatriation, but rights groups still doubt it will let many Rohingya return or can guarantee the safety of those who do. Myanmar's security forces have been accused of rape, killing, torture and the burning of Rohingya homes in western Rakhine state, where most Rohingya lived. Predominantly Buddhist Myanmar and Bangladesh agreed in November to begin repatriating Rohingya. The U.N. and U.S. have described the army crackdown that began in August last year as ethnic cleansing. ( As reported in the news.