Westerman Condemns Ethnic Cleansing in Burma

December 7, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Thursday (December 7) in support of H.Con.Res. 90, condemning ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya and calling for an end to the attacks in and an immediate restoration of humanitarian access to the state of Rakhine in Burma. The concurrent resolution passed the House Wednesday (December 6).

“No group should ever be targeted for elimination based on their religious beliefs,” Westerman said. “America must speak with a loud, unified voice and say the targeting of civilians by Burmese security forces is immoral and unjust. This resolution is direct - Burmese Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing must end attacks on civilians in the state of Rakhine. I pray for those caught in this violence and those seeking refuge in neighboring Bangladesh.”