US House of Representatives pass resolution condemning ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Rohingya Muslims

The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution condemning “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingyas and urging immediate restoration of humanitarian access to the Rakhine state, where unrest has forced over 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh.

The House called on Myanmar’s leadership to end attacks on minorities in the northern Rakhine state. House Democratic Whip Steny H Hoyer said in a statement, Burmese leaders’ commitment for restoring democracy will be judged by their respect for the individual rights and freedom of all people irrespective of their faith or ethnicity.