BURMA : OIC Delegation Arrives in Myanmar After Protests

RadioFreeAsia, 2013/11/13

The head of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and foreign ministers from the group’s member states arrived in Myanmar Wednesday to probe alleged human rights abuses against minority Rohingyas in a mission that has angered the country’s majority Buddhists.

The delegation, headed by OIC General Secretary Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, will meet with Vice President Sai Mauk Kam and visit western Myanmar’s Rakhine state, where tens of thousands of Muslim Rohingyas displaced by deadly sectarian violence last year are living in refugee camps.

The visit prompted protests in Myanmar’s biggest city Yangon on Tuesday by hundreds of monks and Buddhist laymen holding banners urging the OIC to “get out” and not interfere with the country’s internal affairs. …(…)

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