We've global support over Rohingya crisis, says Bangladesh

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Ever since the waves of attacks against Rohingya Muslims started in 2012, aid agencies haven't been able to assess how many are left in the northern Rakhine state.

The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (Arsa) announced a truce on Sunday, urging Myanmar's army to lay down weapons as well.

Arsa attacks on police on 25 August triggered a response by the military.

Sources said Muazzem Ali explained Bangladesh's situation and the pressure the country was facing due to migration of Rohingyas Muslims from Myanmar.

Worldwide, rights groups are pushing Myanmar to cease violence in the Rakhine state.

The ongoing Myanmar military operation against the minority Rohingya people appears to be a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing", the United Nations human rights chief said Monday.

Arsa announced its ceasefire in a statement on Saturday.

Qassemi further noted that Tehran will keep up its diplomatic efforts to send aids and the foreign ministry's delegation will be in Myanmar if the permission is received.

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"In the last two weeks, an estimated 270,000 Rohingya refugees have sought safety in Bangladesh".

An AP reporter saw one man collapsing from hunger while queuing at a food distribution point.

It is a "manifestation of Malaysia's strong objection of the continued suppression of the Rohingya community by the Myanmar security forces", Najib said in a statement.

Rights monitors and fleeing Rohingya say the army and Rakhine Buddhist vigilantes have mounted a campaign of arson aimed at driving out the Muslim population.

The Bangladesh envoy also talked about the need for the global community to pressurise Myanmar to address the exodus, sources in the Bangladesh high commission were cited by news agencies as saying.

At least 15,000 supporters of the Islami Andolon Bangladesh party chanted slogans against Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi as they demonstrated in Dhaka and the town of Tongi to the north of the capital after Friday prayers.

Myanmar authorities deny citizenship to Rohingyas, classifying them as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and imposing many restrictions on them, including limits to their freedom of movement.

Successive regimes have historically discriminated against them even though many have lived for generations in Rakhine state.

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