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Ethnic cleansing of Rohingya continuing due to world inaction: Commentator

In this photograph taken on January 23, 2018, Rohingya Muslim refugees cross a canal next to a settlement near the 'no man's land' area between Myanmar and Bangladesh in Tombru in Bangladesh's Bandarban district. (Photo by AFP)

A commentator believes ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslims is still continuing in Myanmar due to inaction on the part of the international community, adding that the Southeast Asian country has no strategic interest for the West to address the issue.

“Ethnic cleansing is an emotive term which is only used by the West when there is some strategic gain to be gotten out of it… Burma has no strategic interest to NATO, to the American alliance, to [UK Prime Minister Theresa] May or [US] President [Donald] Trump, it is some backwater from their point of view and therefore there is no strategic gain in actually resisting or even highlighting particularly the ethnic cleansing that is going on in Myanmar,” William Spring told Press TV in an interview on Friday.


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