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Thursday, 14 June 2018 - Strasbourg Revised edition

Situation of Rohingyas refugees, in particular the plight of children

  Sajjad Karim (ECR). – Mr President, honourable Commissioner, our international community’s response, I am afraid, can at the very best be described as lacking. Identification of the Rohingya as Rohingya itself has been shied away from. Citizenship has not been addressed adequately at all. Meanwhile the military’s ethnic cleansing of the Muslim and non-Buddhists continues, the aim ultimately being to create a Buddhist state. Without citizenship being addressed, ultimately that ethnic cleansing will succeed, and without consequences there are no costs to Myanmar for that ethnic cleansing.

Honourable Commissioner, if this House was to put a question to you and ask, what would your response be if we asked that trade measures to include investigative mechanism under the ‘Everything but Arms’ principles should now be invoked? Is it not time that we made consequences to all of the words that we have spoken on this issue over many years?

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