Japan's FM visits Rohingya village in Myanmar

Japan Urges Safe Return Of Rohingya Refugees

"Japan wants to actively support Myanmar's efforts", including in Rakhine, he said at a joint press conference after their meeting in Nay Pyi Taw.

"It is true that both the villagers and security forces admitted they killed the 10 Bengali terrorists", the military statement added, "The army will take charge of those who are responsible for the killings and who broke the rules of engagement".

Myanmar does not consider the Rohingyas to be citizens, treating them mostly as Bangladeshi immigrants and imposing many restrictions on them, including on their freedom of movement within the country.

Japan's Foreign Minister, Taro Kono, has urged Myanmar to ensure the safe and voluntary repatriation and resettlement of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, a local media reported.

The unrelenting Rohingya crackdown banished those hopes.

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In response to the Myanmar's military's admission of killing Rohingya Muslims, Amnesty International said that the confession is just the tip of the ice berg.

ARSA, the Rohingya militant group, "wholeheartedly" welcomed the army's admission saying it validated the wider allegations of abuses including a campaign of rape and murder and the systematic torching of villages.

Asked if the revelations about the killing at the village of Inn Din, about 50 kilometers north of the state capital Sittwe, could be a concern for refugees who are being asked to return, Suu Kyi said: "Some people might be afraid, but this is not something that has happened right now".

The government of Buddhist-majority Myanmar does not acknowledge Royingya as a minority group even though they have lived in the country for generations.

The United Nations has called the violence against civilians "ethnic cleansing", but the Myanmarese Government rejected the claims.

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