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Rohingya crisis: US πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ diplomat quits 😱 advisory panel

Veteran US diplomat Bill Richardson has resigned from an international panel set up by Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to advise on the Rohingya crisis.

He claimed the panel was a "whitewash" and accused Ms Suu Kyi of lacking "moral leadership" on the issue.

Myanmar's government has not responded, but another member of the panel said Mr Richardson's comments were unfair.

More than 650,000 Muslim Rohingya fled to neighbouring Bangladesh last year in the face of a military crackdown.

The military offensive that led to a mass exodus from Myanmar's northern Rakhine state has been described by the United Nations as a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing" - something Myanmar denies.

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