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Rohingya Crisis Advisory Panel 'A Whitewash,' Former U.N. Ambassador Bill Richardson Says05:45
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During an interview with The Associated Press, former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said he has resigned from an advisory panel trying to tackle the massive Rohingya refugee crisis, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Yangon, Myanmar. Richardson said the attempt to repatriate the refugees was a “whitewash and a cheerleading operation” for the government of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi. (Thet Htoo/AP)
During an interview with The Associated Press, former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said he has resigned from an advisory panel trying to tackle the massive Rohingya refugee crisis, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Yangon, Myanmar. Richardson said the attempt to repatriate the refugees was a “whitewash and a cheerleading operation” for the government of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi. (Thet Htoo/AP)
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Bill Richardson, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has quit the international panel formed to advise Aung San Suu Kyi on the Rohingya crisis.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Richardson (@GovRichardson), who says the panel is a "whitewash" of the cause of the crisis involving hundreds of thousands of minority Muslims who have fled Myanmar.

This segment aired on January 25, 2018.

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