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12:00 AM, September 13, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:12 AM, September 13, 2017

Mount pressure on Myanmar: Rushanara

Bangladesh-origin British lawmaker Rushanara Ali has said the international community must apply greater pressure on the Myanmar military as well as the civilian-led government to end the Rohingya crisis.

"It's right we have called on Aung San Suu Kyi to speak out but pressure must be applied to the Generals of the Myanmar army," she said in an interview with UK-based Sky News.

She said that can start immediately with the UK government suspending and reviewing its military to military training programme, according to her official Facebook page.

During the interview, she discussed the recent escalation of violence in Myanmar targeted towards the Rohingyas.

Meanwhile, 157 parliamentarians have signed a letter to the foreign secretary condemning the recent escalation of violence targeted towards Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State.

"We've called on the government to exert greater pressure on the government of Myanmar, including both Aung San Suu Kyi and on Min Aung Hlaing, the commander in chief of the military," Rushanara wrote on her Facebook wall.

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