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Muslim bloc urges Myanmar to end humanitarian crisis in Rakhine

Malaysia's Najib warns that the Rohingya issue could destabilize the region

OIC Secretary-General Yousef Al-Othaimeen addresses a special meeting on Rohingya in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.

KUALA LUMPUR -- The multinational Organization of Islamic Cooperation said on Thursday that Myanmar must stop the oppression of its Rohingya population and prevent extremist groups from fanning religious hatred in Rakhine State, home to most of the country's minority Muslim population.

In a one-day special session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers, held in the Malaysian capital, the 57-member bloc adopted a resolution urging Myanmar to stop human rights abuses against the Rohingya people, who account for a fraction of the country's predominantly Buddhist population.

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