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'Abuses' against Rohingya Muslims must end, Boris Johnson tells Burma

Hefazat Jihad against Myanmar if they don’t stop killing the Rohingya

Amnesty International said Thursday it has evidence of an "orchestrated campaign of systematic burnings" by Myanmar security forces targeting dozens of Rohingya villages over the last three weeks.

Replying to a question whether Bangladesh had written to the Myanmar government, he said that they had but so far there not been any positive response.

More than 400,000 Rohingya have poured into Bangladesh in the last three weeks, fleeing what the United Nations calls a "textbook case of ethnic cleansing".

The majority have sought refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh, with the humanitarain crisis to be among the top three "major threats" discussed by United Nations world leaders this week, along with North Korea and climate change.

Meanwhile, Deen Mohammed Noori, with the Arakan Rohingya Organization in Bradford, said it was time Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi took action and ended the persecution.

What's happening now: Myanmar's government launched its latest surge of violence against the Rohingya last October after alleged attacks by Rohingya insurgents against government posts. The British Foreign Secretary said he was encouraged by the discussion and participation of the senior Burmese officials.

Suu Kyi, an honorary Canadian citizen and a long-celebrated Nobel Peace Prize victor, has come in for withering global criticism for failing to stop - or even speak out against - the violence. The minority group is widely loathed by the Buddhist majority in Myanmar and viewed as outsiders despite the fact many have lived in the country for generations.

A number of humanitarian organizations have been urging the government not to import rice from Myanmar after influx of Rohingya refugee began in the aftermath of violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state on August 25.

About the security aspect of the Rohingya issue, Bangladesh's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs said, "We are not aware of any linkages because it is taking place in a foreign land".

"Those who fled the villages made their way to the other country for fear of being arrested as they got involved in the violent attacks". Ministers from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Turkey, Australia, Canada, Sweden and Denmark also participated.

One of the organisers and spokesperson of the Freedom & Justice Group Irbard Ibrahim said they will deliver a petition to the Israeli Embassy in Ghana to end the sale of weapons to Myanmar.

The commerce minister sought the intervention of worldwide community for returning the Rohingyas back to their country.

"We are waiting for Aung San Suu Kyi to give a strong answer and a real dialogue", he told reporters.