Myanmar asks for ‘time and space’ to solve Rohingya crisis

 

Myanmar’s deputy defence chief on Monday urged the world to give his government “time and space” to solve a crisis involving the Rohingya Muslim minority amid concerns jihadists could exploit the situation.

 

What is rohingya crisis:

The 2015 Rohingya refugee crisis refers to the mass migration of thousands of Rohingya people from Myanmar (also known as Burma) and Bangladesh in 2015, collectively dubbed ‘boat people’ by international media

Nearly all who fled traveled to Southeast Asian countries including MalaysiaIndonesia, the Philippines and Thailand by rickety boats via the waters of the Strait of Malacca and the Andaman Sea

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees estimates that 25,000 people have been taken to boats from January to March in 2015 by human traffickers

There are claims that around 100 people died in Indonesia,200 in Malaysia, and 10 in Thailand while on their journey after the traffickers abandoned them at sea.