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VOA Exclusive: Interview With Myanmar President Thein Sein

In an exclusive interview with VOA’s Burmese Service, Myanmar President Thein Sein said allegations that minority Muslim Rohingya are fleeing alleged torture in Rakhine state are a media fabrication. “International concern on this issue [is overblown],” Thein Sein told VOA Burmese Service Chief Than Lwin Htun Thursday at the presidential residence in the capital, Naypyitaw. “It is just a media story that boat people are fleeing torture,” he said. “Actually, there are more people...

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