Asian MPs urge probe of reported Myanmar abuses as envoys visit troubled Rakhine

SITTWE, Myanmar (Reuters) - A group of parliamentarians from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) called on Myanmar to probe reports of human rights abuses in troubled Rakhine state on Wednesday, as top diplomats based in the country set off to visit the area.
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