Myanmar says won't take blame at Asia migrant crisis talks




 
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May 29th, 2015  
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Topic: Myanmar says won't take blame at Asia migrant crisis talks


By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Kanupriya Kapoor BANGKOK (Reuters) - Myanmar insisted it was not to blame for Southeast Asia's latest influx of "boat people" at a regional crisis meeting on Friday, as the United States said thousands of vulnerable migrants adrift at sea needed urgent rescue. More than 3,000 migrants have landed in Indonesia and Malaysia since Thailand launched a crackdown on human trafficking gangs this month. While some of the migrants are Bangladeshis escaping poverty at home, many are members of Myanmar's 1.1 million Rohingya Muslim minority who live in apartheid-like conditions in the country's Rakhine state.




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