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Myanmar must admit violence for meaningful discussion

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MEDIA reports on Friday said an envoy of the Myanmar government is due in the city on January 11 to discuss the Rohingya issue with Bangladesh government leaders airing a sense of willingness of the Myanmar government to resolve the terrible humanitarian crisis, Bangladesh has sheltered over 50,000 Rohingyas since October last to add to a huge Rohingya community in Teknaf region. It is causing immense pressure on Bangladesh and we want a quick resolution of the crisis to stop new arrival.
No doubt the arrival of an envoy signals talks may open soon. But the rebuttal by the country's foreign ministry, headed by Aung San Suu Kyi of allegations of killing, torture and eviction of Rohingya Muslims in a report only days before his arrival has left serious doubt of any positive outcome. Two government reports at a time last week on Rohingya situation seem to be highly misleading and full of lies. We however welcome the move and hope it will lead to constructive dialogue for effective safety of Rohingya Muslims and return of the displaced people to their homes.
It is not acceptable that Rohingyas must be treated as Bangladesh nationals since they speak in Bengali and it can't be the cause of losing their Myanmar nationality since 1980 stripping their right to vote. They are living there for generations. The International Community had great trust in Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi as defender of human rights but her silence all through this period of brutality on Rohingyas and now the denial of allegations by her own Ministry that Rohingyas were killed and tortured left the global public opinion further shattered.   
A leaked video, filmed by a police officer which went viral showing police are brutally abusing villagers by kicking, sexually harassing women, and taking away men at gun-point has left no secret what is really happening in the besieged land where human rights monitors and aid workers have no access.  Suu Kyi's Ministry's claim for the video film as an isolated case seems to be an attempt to cover up genocide of the helpless minorities. Human Rights Groups have rightly raised the question what indeed are taking all over where video films have no access. The government "claim rings hollow," said Phil Robertson, Deputy Director of HRW [Asia Division] in comments on the Myanmar government's reports.
Surprisingly, the Myanmar government commission set up to investigate recent violence on the Rohingyas also claimed they have found no cases of genocide or religious persecution of Rohingyas. But HRW's dismissal of both the reports has exposed all the lies when it said they have proof of massive and systematic violence in Rohingya villages and towns obtained through satellite imageries.
What we believe like other international organizations is that the Myanmar government must admit committing of carnage in the first place for any meaningful discussion. Otherwise, there is no need to send any representative by Myanmar government. There is no bilateral way of solving the problem of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar. Myanmar government must show its authority over the armed police which have become a brutal force against the Muslims.

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