Britain’s Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on Thursday called for justice and accountability for Myanmar’s Rohingya while a U.S. congressman announced a hearing on the treatment of the Muslim minority group, in the latest signs of mounting pressure on Myanmar to bring to justice those responsible for the violent campaign.
During a two-day visit to Myanmar that ended Thursday, Hunt met with State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, President Win Myint, and military commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.
He also toured northern Rakhine state, from where more than 700,000 Rohingya were driven to Bangladesh during a military crackdown in August 2017. There he visited a reception center for Rohingya refugees who will be repatriated. and met with Muslims, Rakhines, Mro, Daingnet, and Hindus who live in the multiethnic state.