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Aung San Suu Kyi condemns human rights violations in Rakhine

Aung San Suu Kyi condemns human rights violations in Rakhineā€¯

This statement from the U.S. Presidency comes less than 48 hours after the Prime Minister of Bangladesh accused U.S. President Donald Trump of not willing to help in the Rohingya crisis.

Patrick Murphy, the U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state to Southeast Asia, said on Thursday that there are voices saying if Myanmar doesn't do it, "an worldwide mechanism to examine those kinds of abuses" should be considered.

An estimated 415,000 Rohingya - a persecuted, stateless minority in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar - have fled to Bangladesh in recent weeks amid reports of atrocities being committed by security forces and villages being razed.

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday said attacks on Myanmar's Rohingya minority amounted to "genocide". She canceled her appearance at the United Nations General Assembly this week, in part, to address the ongoing crisis at home.

She said her government had been making every effort to restore peace and stability and to promote harmony between the Muslim and largely Buddhist Rakhine communities.

China, which has close economic and diplomatic ties with Myanmar, is willing to continue playing a constructive role along with the global community, Wang added.

Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on September 19 made her first national address on the recent Rohingya crisis, in which more than 400,000 refugees have fled to Bangladesh since August 25.

But of late, the Nobel Peace laureate has faced growing criticism for not speaking out about abuses faced by the Rohingya. The first time, Suu Kyi was still under house arrest and spoke mostly about her political goals for democracy in Myanmar.

Al-Hussein, however, said the military counter-offensive is "clearly disproportionate" to the insurgent attack.

"The worldwide community and particularly the OIC should take all measures to make the government of Myanmar put an immediate end to the violence against the Rohingya Muslim community and bring those responsible for the atrocities to justice". The Rohingya were stripped of their citizenship in 1982 despite having lived in the country for generations.

Myanmar State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday justified not naming "Rohingyas" in her State of the Union address at Naypyitaw.

The de-facto leader of Mynmar further said she felt "deeply" for the suffering of all people caught up in conflict scorching through the Rakhine state, urging the world to see the country as a whole, and not as a "nation divided by religious beliefs".



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