FM fears uncertainty in region if Rohingya crisis not resolved

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Saturday said there is a high possibility that uncertainty will be created in the region if the Rohingya crisis is not resolved quickly.

“Our fear is that if this problem is not solved quickly, it may lead to pockets of radicalism,” he said joining the 27th Asean Regional Forum (ARF) virtually.

Bangladesh is hosting over 11 lakh persecuted people fleeing massacre in Myanmar on humanitarian grounds.

Dr Momen urged the Asean nations to come forward to resolve the protracted problem.

He also said Myanmar must play an effective role to repatriating Rohingyas from Bangladesh.

Meanwhile, international pressure will be mounted on Myanmar following the confession of two more Myanmar soldiers to their part in Rohingya genocide.

New video footage has been found after those two soldiers’ statements were revealed in the international media.

The footage shows four army members, including the previous two, describing the Rohingya massacre. “Myanmar’s military officials used to say that all ethnic groups in the country were slaves,” one of them told in the confession video.

It was learned that two new army members will also testify at the International Criminal Court (ICC). They are Chao Mio Aung and Par Tao Ni. Earlier, Myo Win Tun and Zaw Naing Tun confessed.

They came to the highlight last week with much shocking information while giving confessional statements of genocide conducted by the Myanmar army. They gave details of the brutal torture and killing of Rohingyas.

Now, two other soldiers served in Rakhine, Chao Mio Aung and Par Tao Ni, have opened their mouths against their country’s army. They confessed in the video together with Zaw Naing and Myo Win.

“The army has carried out horrific oppression on the Rohingya people. There is racial discrimination among the forces. Many officers are drug-addicted. They also have drug patronage,” said Chao Mio Aung in the confessional video.

Par Tao Ni says they (army officers) told us that everyone from different ethnic groups was a “slave”, so they have to be treated like that. “The army has used weapons like terrorist forces to torture civilians,” he added.