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Former UN general slams inaction over ‘very deliberate Rohingya genocide’

The former commander of the United Nations peacekeeping forces in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide warned that the same crime is taking place in Myanmar, and called on the international community to intervene.

"You’re into the mist of a very slow moving and very deliberate genocide,” Lieutenant General Romeo Dallaire told Sky News.

“There is no doubt in my military mind that the way they’re operating, the way they’re conducting, the way they’re using their forces. The way the government is camouflaging it… They want to wipe them out and they’ve said that’s what they operating to do”.

The former commander drew on his experience in Rwanda and warned that a similar crime was taking place.

"It’s as if they wrote the same book that the hardliners did in Rwanda and how the international community is reacting is following the same book, and this after the great pieces of work like Responsibility to Protect which we’re all afraid to implement and operationalise," he said.

"They’re more people being killed and martyred, more internally displaced refugees than there was in the whole Yugoslav campaign so it is purely will to intervene which is missing."

See more from Sky News here.