Richardson, a former Clinton administration cabinet member, quit as the 10-member advisory board was making its first visit to western Rakhine State, from which almost 700,000 Rohingyahave fled in recent months.
Veteran US diplomat Bill Richardson was pursuing "his own agenda" and should no longer participate on Myanmar's worldwide advisory board on the Rohingya crisis, a statement from the government said on Thursday (25/01).
President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said he advised Nobel Peace Prize victor, Aung San Suu Kyi, to ignore criticisms from human rights organizations as he continued to lambast critics of his drug war.
"It became evident that the intent of Governor Bill Richardson was ... to pursue his own agenda", the statement said.
Dr. Surakiart, 59, was chosen a year ago by State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to head a 10-member board that will advise on how to implement the recommendations of an earlier commission headed by former United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan.
Duterte again launched another tirade against human rights groups who criticize his war on drugs.
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However, the highest rise in water level of Seine was in 1910, when the numbers were reported to be as high as 28 feet. She added that municipal police were patrolling the embankment and making sure that everything is fine.
The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) has blamed the Myanmar government saying that it is not interested in genuine Rohingya repatriation but is just playing games with the worldwide community, including Bangladesh. "Among the circus of commissions over many years, the Annan commission was a rare exception" in that it produced actionable suggestions and criticism of government policies, he said.
Almost 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled persecution by Myanmar's military and attacks by Buddhist mobs into Bangladesh.
A war of words has erupted in Myanmar after veteran U.S. diplomat Bill Richardson resigned from an advisory panel set up to address the Rohingya crisis.
A separate statement from the nine remaining members of the advisory board on Thursday said they met this week "with open minds" and rejected Richardson's criticism that he feared the panel would be used as "a cheerleading squad".
Minority Rohingya Muslims who fled to neighboring Bangladesh are protesting their planned repatriation to Myanmar. Smith said the risk is "very high that violence could spread to other areas", with more than in Myanmar, including major non-Buddhist communities who have historically been oppressed.
"And she exploded", he said on Friday.
In a statement issued on Saturday, ARSA termed the Myanmar government and the army as "terrorist" while the extremist group claimed that the military is still continuing atrocities at Rakhine villages. "I just felt that my advice and counsel would not be heeded".