Mahathir hits Myanmar’s ‘grossly unjust’ treatment of Rohingya minority

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad listens during an interview with The Associated Press in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Mahathir said he will seek to cancel multibillion-dollar Chinese-backed infrastructure projects that were signed by his predecessor as his government works to dig itself out of debt, and he blasted Myanmar’s treatment of its Rohingya minority as “grossly unjust.” AP

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad blasted Myanmar’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims and said he was “very disappointed” with leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s failure to halt oppression of the group.

He said Myanmar must accept that Rohingya, who have lived in the country for generations, are citizens.

“It is grossly unjust to do what they have done, killing people, mass murder, that’s not the way civilized nations behave,” he said. /kga

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