Australia's Response to Rohingya Crisis

Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to speak today on the Rohingya crisis and UN general secretary Antonio Guterres says it is her last chance to change Myanmar’s history and save her reputation as a leader. UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson is threatening “action” if she does not act to help the Rohingya. The last few months have seen a fierce escalation in the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, with thousands fleeing what the United Nations has called an ethnic cleansing. Estimates vary, but it is believed that as many as 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled violence and institutionalized discrimination. Violence has increased since a Rohingya militant attack on August 25th and since then the Myanmar military has systematically burnt a number of villages. The Australian Rohingya community is angry at the response of the Australian government to the crisis. While the government has committed aid money to help the Rohingya, many believe they need to do more. Ebony Wilson spoke to Mr Mojib Ullah from the Queensland Rohingya Community group about the crisis….