ISLAMIC NATIONS SEEK GLOBAL PRESSURE ON MYANMAR OVER ROHINGYA
Islamic foreign ministers on Sunday launched a campaign to mobilize international support for action against Myanmar over the Rohingya refugee crisis, officials said. Foreign ministers and diplomats of the 53-member Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) set up a campaign committee during two days of talks in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka. A military campaign launched in Myanmar’s Rakhine state in August last year set off the massive influx of the Muslim minority into Bangladesh where they joined 300,000 refugees already living in squalid camps following previous violence. Foreign ministers of the OIC members visited Cox’s Bazar Rohingya camps on Friday. The day-long visit was aimed at showing the plights of the worst persecuted Muslim minority to the Muslim leaders from across the world.