Maldives, Sept 4 (newsin.asia) – The Maldives government, on Monday decided to cease all trade ties with Myanmar, until the Myanmar government takes measures to prevent the alleged atrocities being committed against Rohingya Muslims.
The Maldives Foreign Ministry said it condemned the alleged atrocities ‘in the strongest terms’ which had resulted in the death of dozens of Rohingya Muslims and displacing several thousands.
“he Rohingya Muslim minority continues to suffer under systematic repression and the United Nations has in the past documented such human rights violations against this minority group in Myanmar,” the Foreign Ministry said.
“The Maldives believes that the international community must act swiftly and firmly to stop the bloodshed.”
The government further requested the United Nations Secretary General and the United Nations Human Rights Council to look into the grave violations of human rights against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.