Suu Kyi skips UN General Assembly amid criticism over Rohingya crisis

Suu Kyi skips UN General Assembly amid criticism over Rohingya crisis

And who is Myanmar's political leader at this precise moment in time?

Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman said that Suu Kyi is "doing nothing", and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said the situation amounts to "genocide".

Is ongoing massacre of Muslims in Myanmar an example of genocide based on worldwide rules?

The crisis was triggered by an ethnic armed conflict that broke out on August 25 between Islamic Rohingya militants and government troops in the northwestern province of Rakhine. My answer is no. They must cease immediately.

But they have also urged Myanmar to stem the exodus by providing "safe zones" for the Rohingya inside Rakhine.

Monirul Islam, the head of Dhaka police's counter-terrorism unit, said they had "taken appropriate surveillance measures".

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday said that violence in Myanmar against the Rohingya Muslims marks the "death of Nobel Peace Prize", a media report said. This is misguided, misinformed - or at the very least, premature. Some don't survive the journey.

Rohingya refugees say the military and members of Myanmar's Buddhist majority then attacked their villages, forcing them to flee.

Unless the Myanmar authorities make every effort to end the long-standing and systematic discrimination in Rakhine State, people will be left trapped in a cycle of violence and destitution.

Anti-Apartheid campaigner Desmond Tutu has condemned Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi for her silence on the ethnic cleansing of Muslims in her country. This includes the General Administration Department, which is responsible for the administration of the entire country. Aung San Suu Kyi's denialism and lack of leadership and courage to try to reign in the Myanmar military from committing human rights abuses against the Rohingya is a disgrace to humanity and conduct unbecoming of a Canadian. The effect of a stumble could be catastrophic for all.

While Yousafzai said "the world was waiting for Suu Kyi to act", the 85-year-old anti-Apartheid activist called on his former friend and "dearly beloved sister" to intervene in an open letter. But she must find a political way through an nearly impossible dilemma. This final report was released the day before an insurgent group attacked Myanmar's border guard posts.

"For years I had a photograph of you on my desk to remind me of the injustice and sacrifice you endured out of your love and commitment for Myanmar's people". The report also recommends steps toward fostering reconciliation between all in Rakhine state, to address the deep-seated, centuries-old mistrust that can not easily be waged away.

Refugee camps near Bangladesh's border with Myanmar already had about 300,000 Rohingya before the upsurge in violence last month and are now overwhelmed.

Could Aung San Suu Kyi stop the violence?

The military is the real power in northern Rakhine state, along the border with Bangladesh, where access is tightly controlled.

Between Trudeau's careful language, opposition attacks, and Canadians' growing desire to see its government condemn foreign military violence on innocent people, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland struck a harder tone. But we are not interested to give them shelter here. The Rohingya issue is thorny for us and glib talk about India's historical vocation to accept refugees from everywhere is altogether vaporous.

In June, Suu Kyi travelled to Ottawa and met with Trudeau.

Rijiju's wrath against all "illegal immigrants" - including 14,000 Rohingya who have been issued valid registration certificates by the UNHCR, New Delhi - is sought to be justified on the grounds that they are "susceptible" to recruitment by "terror" groups, and that they "not only infringe on the rights of Indian citizens but also pose grave security challenges".

Kyle Matthews is Executive Director of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia University.

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