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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to miss UN assembly
    2017-September-14  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

MYANMAR’S de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi is to miss next week’s U.N. General Assembly as criticism of her handling of the Rohingya crisis grows.

Some 370,000 Rohingya Muslims have crossed to Bangladesh since violence in Rakhine state escalated last month.

Suu Kyi is facing allegations from supporters in the West that she has failed to speak out over the violence.

Myanmar’s military says it is fighting Rohingya militants and denies reports that it is targeting civilians.

A government spokesman for Suu Kyi, Zaw Htay, said “the state councillor will not attend” the General Assembly, where she spoke last year. He did not give further details.

Myanmar’s envoy to the U.N. has blamed Rohingya insurgents for the violence in Rakhine state and said that Myanmar would never tolerate such atrocities.

But many of those who have fled say troops responded to attacks by Rohingya militants Aug. 25 with a brutal campaign of violence and village burnings aimed at driving them out.

Myanmar earlier denounced the suggestion by the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Raad al-Hussein, that its treatment of Rohingya Muslims amounted to “ethnic cleansing.”

The Rohingyas, a stateless mostly Muslim minority in Buddhist-majority Rakhine, have long experienced persecution in Myanmar, which says they are illegal immigrants.

(SD-Agencies)

 

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