ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

UN calls for Myanmar to rein in military against Rohingya

Security Council breaks silence to urge country to 'respect human rights' amid Rakhine turmoil

A group of Rohingya refugees cross a canal after traveling over the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Teknaf, Bangladesh.   © Reuters

UNITED NATIONS -- The Security Council directed Myanmar to end the use of excessive military force against the ethnic Rohingya on Monday, citing "grave concern over reports of human rights violations and abuses."

The council adopted its first joint statement on Myanmar in nearly a decade, according to the U.K., which drafted the document.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more