RELIGION

Malaysian ship with aid for Rohingya arrives in Yangon

  • Boxes with images of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak containing aid for Rohingya are piled up on a Malaysian ship upon arrival at Thilawa port in Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. The "Food Flotilla for Myanmar" carrying 2,300 tons of food and medicine to help members of Myanmar's persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority arrived in Yangon as rights groups accuse the army of mass killings, rapes and other crimes targeting the ethnic group. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)

    Boxes with images of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak containing aid for Rohingya are piled up on a Malaysian ship upon arrival at Thilawa port in Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. The "Food Flotilla for Myanmar" carrying 2,300 tons of food and medicine to help members of Myanmar's persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority arrived in Yangon as rights groups accuse the army of mass killings, rapes and other crimes targeting the ethnic group. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Malaysian ship with national flags arrives at Thilawa port in Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. The "Food Flotilla for Myanmar" carrying 2,300 tons of food and medicine to help members of Myanmar's persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority arrived in Yangon as rights groups accuse the army of mass killings, rapes and other crimes targeting the ethnic group. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)

    A Malaysian ship with national flags arrives at Thilawa port in Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. The "Food Flotilla for Myanmar" carrying 2,300 tons of food and medicine to help members of Myanmar's persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority arrived in Yangon as rights groups accuse the army of mass killings, rapes and other crimes targeting the ethnic group. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Myanmar port worker holding a flag watches a Malaysian ship at Thilawa port in Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. The "Food Flotilla for Myanmar" carrying 2,300 tons of food and medicine to help members of Myanmar's persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority arrived in Yangon as rights groups accuse the army of mass killings, rapes and other crimes targeting the ethnic group. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)

    A Myanmar port worker holding a flag watches a Malaysian ship at Thilawa port in Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. The "Food Flotilla for Myanmar" carrying 2,300 tons of food and medicine to help members of Myanmar's persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority arrived in Yangon as rights groups accuse the army of mass killings, rapes and other crimes targeting the ethnic group. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)  (The Associated Press)

A Malaysian ship carrying 2,300 tons of food, medicine and other supplies for Myanmar's long-persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority has arrived in Yangon.

The shipment arrived Thursday as Myanmar faces allegations that the army is committing crimes against humanity against the Rohingya population.

The Rohingya Muslims have long faced discrimination in majority-Buddhist Myanmar.

The government launched what it called "area clearance operations" in northern Rakhine state after attacks on border police killed nine officers in October, and its security forces have been accused of widespread killings and rape. The government denies such allegations.

Malaysia is an outspoken critic of Myanmar's treatment of the Rohingya. Last month, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak slammed Myanmar for letting the abuses continue.