SENATOR THE HON PENNY WONG

LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE SENATE

SHADOW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS

LABOR SENATOR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA

MEDIA RELEASE

2 September 2017

ROHINGYA MUSLIMS IN RAKHINE STATE

Labor is deeply concerned at reports of human rights abuses in Myanmar.

The Government of Myanmar must do everything in its power to protect all its citizens, including persecuted minorities in Rakhine State.

Labor urges the Government of Myanmar to recommit to pursue peace and national reconciliation, and offers our full support for efforts to achieve sustained peace and genuine reconciliation.

Labor supports the concerns expressed by the Foreign Minister and urges the Australian Government to continue speak out on human rights in Myanmar.