`Myanmar tells `Doctors Without Borders’ to leave `Violence-Wracked’ Rakhine State’

#AceWorldNews says Myanmar’s government wants the international aid group Doctors Without Borders to leave Rakhine state, which is torn by sectarian violence.

The move is linked to the agency’s work with the long-persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority, AP reported.

Presidential spokesman Ye Htut said that the group’s contract in Rakhine state would not be extended.

He was quoted as saying that the aid group had hired “Bengalis,” the term the government uses for Rohingya.

The agency also lacked transparency in its work, the spokesman said.


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