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Myanmar envoy dismisses Rohingya ethnic cleansing allegations

'Nothing is further from the truth,' envoy says, rebutting claims by UN chief

A Rohingya refugee with her baby at a refugee camp in Bangladesh.

UNITED NATIONS -- No ethnic cleansing is taking place against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, its U.N. ambassador told the 193 country representatives of the General Assembly on Monday, pushing back against broad condemnations from the international body.

"It is deeply regrettable that unsubstantiated allegations have been repeated in these chambers likening the situation in Rakhine state to 'ethnic cleansing,'" said Hau Do Suan, the Southeast Asian nation's permanent representative to the U.N.

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