Myanmar's De-Facto Leader Urges Int'l Community to Help Resolve Rohingya Crisis

PM Trudeau calls on Suu Kyi to condemn violence against Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar's De-Facto Leader Urges Int'l Community to Help Resolve Rohingya Crisis

State counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for her non-violent struggle for democracy in Myanmar is being widely criticised for failing to condemn the prolonged violence against Rohingyas.

In her speech, Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize victor for her non-violent resistance to the military junta that used to rule Myanmar, did not mention the Rohingya specifically and only used the term in reference to the "Rohingya Salvation Army".

The Nobel peace laureate also said her country is ready to welcome back refugees who have fled Myanmar to Bangladesh after verification.

She said anyone responsible for abuses in troubled Rakhine State would face the law.

More than 3,00,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh to escape brutal persecution by Buddhist terrorists and Burmese army, enjoying support of Suu Kyi.

Ibrahim Mohamed said: "As we expected, Aung San Su Kyi tried to deceive the global community with factually and verifiably wrong information".

"We expect from Mrs Aung Sang Suu Kyi tomorrow a strong statement in this direction", French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves le Drian told reporters in NY.

Ms Suu Kyi broke her silence on the crisis on Tuesday with a televised address in the capital Naypyitaw while world leaders including Foreign Minister Julie Bishop lined up on the sidelines of a United Nations summit in NY urging her to put an end to the military violence against Rohingya.

Aung San Suu Kyi has been Myanmar's State Counsellor, a position akin to prime minister, since 2016.

She (Hasina) had said that on humanitarian grounds.

The latest round of violence in Rakhine broke out on August 25, when Rohingya militants launched coordinated attacks on police posts and an army post, prompting a military crackdown. "Throughout the a year ago, we continued with our program of development and establishment of peace", she said.

"The worldwide community is committed to seeking a solution that ends this crisis and brings peace and stability to Rakhine State and the rest of Burma", the US ambassador said in a statement. We will also investigate why so many young Muslims are crossing the border and going to Bangladesh.

There have been allegations and counter allegations, and Myanmar's government will listen to them all, and punish the culprits irrespective of their race or religion, Suu Kyi said. "Burma is a complex nation".

On Tuesday, she invited the diplomats present to visit Rakhine state to find out why the Muslims who had remained in Rakhine state chose to stay.

Rohingya refugees, rights groups and the United Nations have accused the military and Buddhist mobs of using bullets and arson to drive out the Rohingya in a systematic ethnic cleansing campaign.

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