YANGON—More than 100,000 Chin ethnic people have fled Myanmar due to human rights abuses and political insecurity, Lyan Bwe Hsan from the Chin Human Rights Organization said yesterday at the Chin National Conference.
“I think about 70,000 Chin people are staying as refugees in India. And 40-50,000 Chin refugees are living in Malaysia. When we went to a refugee camp in Thailand, we saw about 250 Chin people. There are roughly 500 Chin refugees in Thailand. The refugee problem is our Chin people’s main issue. Most of the Chin nationals are going abroad. Due to human right abuses and political insecurity, they [Chin people] are going to foreign countries,” said Lyan Bwe Hsan.
Those attending the Chin National Conference will urge the Chin State government army troops and Chin national military group to reduce military tensions so that Chin people who have already gone abroad can return and so that there will not be an increase in Chin refugees.
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