Trudeau urges Myanmar's Suu Kyi to take stand on Rohingya crisis

Trudeau urges Myanmar's Suu Kyi to take stand on Rohingya crisis

Myanmar officials say 400 people have been killed in recent clashes between soldiers and Rohingya insurgents, who claim Myanmar's 1.1 million Muslims are persecuted. For centuries, they have lived in Myanmar as a minority in the predominantly Buddhist nation.

In a news conference on Wednesday, he admitted that the military operation against Rohingyas was ethnic cleansing.

Myanmar has accused the Rohingya of burning their own homes and villages - a claim the United Nations human rights chief criticised as a "complete denial of reality".

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who earlier this week canceled a planned trip to the UN General Assembly, has been heavily criticized for not speaking out against the violence in Rakhine State. The government social welfare agency would take care of Rohingya children who had lost their parents in the violence or who arrived unaccompanied in Bangladesh, he said.

A trawler carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar capsized Tuesday in the Naf River on the border with Bangladesh, leaving two children dead.

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said yesterday he had spoken with Ms Suu Kyi and that she said she was working to get aid to the Rohingya Muslim areas that were affected by violence.

With Myanmar drawing condemnation for violence that has driven almost 380,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee the country, the government said Wednesday its leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, will skip this month's U.N. General Assembly meetings.

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"And the Government of Myanmar has an important obligation in looking to the longer term in implementing the recommendations of the Annan Commission", he said.

The ministry warned that the three violations between September 10 and 14 could lead to "unwarranted consequences".

Referring to reports that aid workers were facing problems of access, Patel said "unacceptable intimidation and restrictions on the movement of humanitarian workers" must be ended.

The Myanmar government with Aung San Suu Kyi as its de facto leader formed the commission after it drew condemnation for an army operation against Rohingyas following attacks on security forces in October previous year.

Suu Kyi has been widely condemned for her inaction in the face of the crisis, denting the Nobel peace laureate's reputation.

"The situation remains, or seems, a textbook example of ethnic cleansing", U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said.

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