The body added that among the 420,000 Rohingyas who crossed into Bangladesh, 250,000 of them were children. Aid organisations and refugees have claimed the military attacked Rohingyas, committed sexual violence against them and burned down their homes.
"This is of great concern because polio has been totally eradicated in Bangladesh and tuberculosis is very much under control", Haque said.
The crisis has drawn worldwide condemnation and calls from the United Nations and U.S. President Donald Trump for the military to stop the violence and support diplomatic efforts for a long-term solution for the Rohingya.
He further took a dig at Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's statement that not a single Rohingya is indulged in militant activities. Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi cancelled her trip to the United Nations General Assembly in NY, which begins next week, while criticism on her handling of the Rohingya crisis grows and her government has been accused of ethnic cleansing.
"Should this happen, Malaysia and neighbouring countries would bear the brunt of serious instability to the region (ASEAN)", he said during the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Contact Group's session on the Rohingya Muslim Minority in Myanmar, held on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in NY on Monday (Sep 19).
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But, he said, "I am politicizing my son's health problems because I have to". Senate Republicans may hold a vote on a measure proposed by Sens.
According to the United Nations, a military crackdown in Rakhine has triggered the exodus of 421,000 Rohingya from Buddhist-majority Myanmar to Bangladesh since August 25.
Amnesty International's regional director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, James Gomez said: " Aung San Suu Kyi today demonstrated that she and her government are still burying their heads in the sand over the horrors unfolding in Rakhine state.
If the situation in Myanmar's Rakhine state persists, United Nations agencies estimate the total number of refugees entering Bangladesh may hit one million.
Myanmar rejects the charge, saying its forces are tackling insurgents of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army who it has accused of setting the fires and attacking civilians.
The U.N. General Assembly is meeting in NY this week.