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Islamic nations seek global pressure on Myanmar over Rohingya

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The constant exodus of Rohingya has belied Myanmar's assertions the people have nothing to fear— Reuters pic

DHAKA, May 7 — Islamic foreign ministers today launched a campaign to mobilise international support for action against Myanmar over the Rohingya refugee crisis, officials said.

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Foreign ministers and diplomats of the 53-member Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) set up a campaign committee during two days of talks in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka.

OIC secretary general Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen called the move a key step toward ending a crisis caused by the exodus of about 700,000 Muslim Rohingya from Buddhist-majority Myanmar into camps in Bangladesh.

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