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Myanmar says 'finger-pointing' won't solve migrant crisis

  • Myanmar said that it can't be solely blamed for the migrant crisis in the region, during a meeting of ASEAN countries in Bangkok.

    The situation has reached alarming levels, delegates said at the meet. UN and US representatives also attended the meeting.

    More than 2,500 migrants including Rohingya Muslims facing persecution in Myanmar, are still believed to be stranded at sea.

    Myanmar's foreign ministry head Htin Lynn said that Myanmar would cooperate in tackling the issue of human trafficking, but there should be no “finger-pointing” over the migrant crisis.

    Tagged as: Myanmar, migrant crisis, Asean delegates, Bangkok, Rohingya Muslims, Htin Lynn, human trafficking, world news