Louise calls on government to support Myanmar's Rohingya people

Louise_Haigh_rohinga.pngToday, I called on the British government to follow the lead of Nobel Prize Winner, Malala Yousafzai and unequivocally condemn the Myanmar government's failure to take action to stop the ongoing persecution of the country's Rohingya Muslim people.



As many as one in 10 or 100,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled the country since violence began in 2012. The Myanmar government does not recognise the Rohingya population, leaving them stateless and in addition they have imposed discriminatory restrictions against the community.

Responding to my question, the Foreign Office Minister, Hugo Swire, urged the Myanmar government to take "urgent steps" to address the crisis, but so far nothing has been done.

I will continue to press the Government in Parliament to stand up for the equal rights and opportunities of the Rohingya people, which are the fundamental rights of all.

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