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Suu Kyi says Myanmar does not fear ‘international scrutiny’ over Rohingya crisis

An Indian student activist writes posters for a rally against the Myanmar government to protest the treatment of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, next to a picture of Myanmar's civilian leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, in Kolkata on September 4, 2017. (AFP)

Aung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday she "feels deeply" for the suffering of "all people" caught up in conflict scorching through Rakhine state, her first comments on a crisis that also mentioned Muslims displaced by violence.

"We are concerned to hear the number of Muslims fleeing areas to Bangladesh," she added in the live TV address, condemning any "human rights violations" that may have exacerbated the crisis.

A Rohingya Muslim woman who fled Myanmar to Bangladesh to escape religious violence, cries as she sits in a boat after she and others were intercepted crossing the Naf River by Bangladesh border. (AP)

But the Myanmar leader also said she does not fear “international scrutiny” over the Rohingya crisis.
 

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Last Update: Tuesday, 19 September 2017 KSA 07:03 - GMT 04:03
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