I am extremely concerned and deeply saddened at the events in Rakhine State in Myanmar, which are currently ongoing.
I have written to the Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs about the developing situation.
Furthermore, I have tabled the following written question to the Secretary of State:
“What is being done to ensure sufficient food and medical assistance is being provided to the displaced civilians of the Rakhine region?”
My question can be viewed here: http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-questions-answers/. It is currently awaiting a response from the government.
It is imperative that we condemn all violence and do all we can to prevent persecution of Rohingya Muslims in the region.