Buddhist leaders condemn atrocities on Rohingyas

The Bangladesh Buddhist Federation (BFF) on Sunday urged the Government of Myanmar to halt its repression of Rohingyas.

The appeal was made at a press conference at Dhaka Reporters Unity in the capital this Rohingyaafternoon.

Meanwhile, a Myanmar Times report said that the government has formed a new task force to probe incidents of violence against the Rohingyas in northern Rakhine state.

The national-level committee, a government spokesman said will investigate conditions in the Rakhine State following an upsurge in the violence arising out of attacks on Border Guard posts.

Myanmar is facing increasing criticism from international observers and diplomats over alleged rights abuses.

The 27-member Committee for the Implementation of Peace and Development in Rakhine State will be headed by a state counsellor.

After the trip, the investigation team will file an observation report.