Boris Johnson Urges End to Violence in Burma

Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, has called for an end to violence in Rakhine, in Burma. The violence has caused nearly 500 deaths and 38,000 people have been forced across the border into Bangladesh to safety.

Johnson said in a statement:

“Aung Sang Suu Kyi is rightly regarded as one of the most inspiring figures of our age but the treatment of the Rohingya is alas besmirching the reputation of Burma. She faces huge challenges in modernising her country. I hope she can now use all her remarkable qualities to unite her country, to stop the violence and to end the prejudice that afflicts both muslims and other communities in Rakhine. It is vital that she receives the support of the Burmese military, and that her attempts at peacemaking are not frustrated. She and all in Burma will have our full support in this”.