Mike Pence has taken the opportunity to raise the Rohingya issue at Aung San Suu Kyi. [Reuters: Athit Perawongmetha]
US Vice President Mike Pence has confronted Myanmar's de facto Leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the ASEAN summit on how to deal with this for the persecution of the Rohingya ethnic minority in her country to account.
- US Vice President Mike Pence tells Aung San Suu Kyi Americans want to know what's happening with the Rohingya situation
- Repatriation of Rohingya from Bangladesh to Myanmar what mean to begin today
- The Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people have fled Myanmar since August 2017.
"This is a tragedy that has touched the Hearts of millions of Americans, "Mr Pence said.
An independent fact-finding mission established by the United Nations Human Rights Council detailed crimes against ethnic minority including murder, rape, persecution and enslavement nt.
"The violence and persecution in the country" 700,000 Rohingya into Bangladesh is without excuse, "Mr. Pence told the gathered leaders.
" I'm anxious to hear about the progress that you have "
The Vice President said he was wanted to hear about the repatriation of Rohingya people who Aung San Suu Kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi.
Aung San Suu Kyi Mike Pence said she welcomes further talks.
"Of course there are many people in the world," he said u
"We understand our country better than any other country does … so we are in a better position to explain what we have done ]
Repatriation of Rohingya from Bangladesh to Myanmar is remoteness to be
"Families in the camps are scared, many of them have escaped their own homes to avoid this repatriation deal," said Amnesty International's Asia Pacific advocacy manager, Francisco Bencosme.
The UN High Commissioner of Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, called for a halt to the process , say it what causing terror and panic inside camps at Cox's Bazaar.
"If we get our rights we will happily go back, we could move right now," a refugee living in one of the camps told media. 19659013] "We went through so much pain, and why we should go?"
Mr Bencosme told AM the whole process of lacquer transparency.
"From everything we've heard, the Rohingya were not consulted with respect to this repatriation deal, "he said.
" The fact that you will return to a place where their rights will continue to be violated, and their lives always at risk, where many live right next to them is extreme ly unacceptable to Amnesty International. "
Refugee families were at the Ghumdhum border point near the camp at Cox's Bazar. (Reuters: Mohammad Ponir Hossain)
Volker Turk, the UNHCR's Assistant High Commissioner for Protection said it was critical that the Rohingya refugees were able to make a free and informed choice about whether or not they would return to Myanmar.  "We are not there yet." He told RN Breakfast.
Mr Volker said there were about 125,000 stateless Rohingyas confined to internal displacement camps in Myanmar's Rakhine state, where refugees will be repatriated to. "
" It would be repealed that they are free to go home
"But that's not the case," he said.
Mr Volker said the Myanmar Government has what it takes to make it more favorable to return, "but the progress has been at a snail 's pace. "