Muslim boatpeople fleeing dire conditions in Buddhist-majority Myanmar are entitled to "human rights", a spokesman for Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition urged Monday, in strikingly bold comments on the plight of the deeply- marginalised group.
"If they are not accepted (as citizens), they cannot just be sent onto rivers. Can't be pushed out to sea. They are humans. I just see them as humans who are entitled to human rights," Nyan Win told reporters on the sidelines of a meeting between political parties and President Thein Sein in Yangon.