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Tutu condemns Aung San Suu Kyi's silence

Tutu condemns Aung San Suu Kyi's silenceā€

Myanmar's security forces have reportedly been attacking the Rohingya Muslims in a bid to push them out of the state of Rakhine.

While there is plenty of blame to place on the military for the current situation in Rakhine state, Suu Kyi is the only one seeking to walk a tightrope, between providing a positive way forward for the Rohingya on the one hand, while not providing the military the pretext for ending Myanmar's fledgling democracy on the other. The attacks prompted a response from Myanmar's authorities, resulting in clashes and the death of hundreds of Rohingya.

Getty Images Rohingya Muslim refugees sleep under a makeshift shelter in a clearing in a forest after crossing the border from Myanmar on September 8, 2017 in Gundum, Bangladesh. Otherwise, he said, the violence could spread throughout Rakhine and around the country. But, in her recent interviews, she has mentioned that the army is dealing with terrorists who have attacked the military after whatever the country has done for them. In this scenario, the emergence of an armed Rohingya group - the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army - in Myanmar's Rakhine state past year raised the Tatmadaw's hackles.

According to the letter signed by Co-Chair of All Party Parliamentary Group for Democracy in Burma Rushanara Ali, MP, and obtained by BSS yesterday, the parliamentarians hoped that as in the past, the government would show global leadership in support of the people of Myanmar as they face in this new crisis.

The Rohingya are a minority group largely based in Rakhine.

The Rohingya - a stateless, mostly Muslim minority in Buddhist-majority Myanmar - claim that the military and Rakhine Buddhists are waging a brutal campaign against them, burning their villages.

"Their fate depends on their behavior".

"We again condemn deadly attacks on Burmese security forces, but join the worldwide community in calling on those forces to prevent further attacks on local populations".

"There is discrimination against many ethnic minorities". However, it is expected that we as humans have passed that dark chapter and are able to live in harmony by respecting each other's religion.

Anti-Apartheid campaigner Desmond Tutu has condemned Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi for her silence on the ethnic cleansing of Muslims in her country.

Russian Federation opposes the violence and has called on the authorities of Myanmar to get the situation under control.

But neither the Trump administration nor lawmakers are readying sanctions or levying real pressure on Aung San Suu Kyi's government.

Kofi Annan and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi before the start of a Rakhine State Advisory Commission meeting at the National Reconciliation and Peace Center in Yangon past year. We love her and trust her. "We do need to solve this problem at the source".

"For example, in this Rakhine there are two kinds of Bengali people. They want to separate their land as their own, as an Islamic state". For decades, successive governments in Myanmar have even refused to accept the Rohingya as an indigenous ethnic group, denying them citizenship.

Between Trudeau's careful language, opposition attacks, and Canadians' growing desire to see its government condemn foreign military violence on innocent people, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland struck a harder tone.

"We will always remain the open and compassionate country we are".

The commission headed by the former United Nations chief recommended the government in Myanmar ensure full humanitarian aid access across Rakhine, persecute human rights violators, end restrictions of movement and segregation as well as "revisit" the Citizenship Law of 1982. In accordance with the 1982 Immigration Act, they have the chance to get citizenship.



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