“Myanmar does not fear Scrutiny”, says Aung San Suu Kyi
According to reports, Aung San Suu Kyi has finally broken her silence on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar. The leader went on to say the she doesn’t “fear international scrutiny” and the government was still assessing allegations of atrocities.
Notably, in her first public address since a bloody army crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority was labeled “ethnic cleansing” by the United Nations, she laid emphasis on the short period of time her government had been in power.
She has faced a huge criticism for her response to the crisis. But she said most Muslims had not fled the state and that violence has ceased.
According to reports, in her speech to Myanmar’s Parliament, Aung San Suu Kyi said she felt “deeply” for the suffering of all people in conflict, and that Myanmar was committed to a sustainable solution … for all communities in this state.”
Notably, she has decided not to attend the UN General Assembly in New York later this week as she doesn’t want any international community to know what was being done by her government.
What is Rohingya Crisis?
Notably, Rakhine was facing unrest from past one year, but the current crisis began in August with an armed attack on Police which killed 12 people. The attack was blamed on a newly emerged militant group, the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army ( Arsa).
The Rohingya are denied citizenship from the Myanmar government, which states that they are illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.
As per reports, the attack lead to a massive security crackdown by the military, which was later, called “Ethnic Cleansing” by the UN.
After this, Rohingya Muslims started leaving in vast numbers, crossing into Bangladesh with tales of their villages being burned.
Ms Suu Kyi did not use the term Rohingya – calling the group Bengali Muslim and she didn’t even address allegations military abuse, and because of it her speech has been widely criticized.
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