Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi refuses to condemn military's persecution of Rohingya

Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, said many Muslims had not fled and called on foreign diplomats to discuss why certain areas of Rakhine state "managed to keep the peace". "We feel deeply for the suffering of all people who have been caught in the conflict", Suu Kyi said in her address.

"We have grave concerns about the human rights and humanitarian situation on the ground, the suspected killings of people, and the fact that 400,000 people are in reality displaced as refugees", Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono told reporters after a series of meetings with counterparts.

"We must keep up the pressure on Burma's civilian government to send a clear message to their security forces to stop the violence, ensure a full investigation of allegations of human rights violations, full access to the UN Fact Finding Mission and commit to ensuring accountability for the perpetrators", he said.

Myanmar's state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi gives a speech on the Myanmar government's efforts with regard to national reconciliation and peace in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, 19 September 2017.

Suu Kyi said Tuesday that most Rohingya villages weren't hit by violence.

"She is trying to claw back some degree of credibility with the global community, without saying too much that will get her in trouble with the (military) and Burmese people who don't like the Rohignya in the first place", said Phil Robertson of Human Rights Watch.

Discussing the response of Ms Suu Kyi to the situation, Mr Johnson told the Guardian: "She is clearly not doing enough to express people's legitimate outrage at the treatment of the Rohingya".

The Foreign Secretary said there had been condemnation of the Burmese military from the worldwide community gathered at the United Nations General Assembly in NY. A United Nations official called the Rohingya crisis "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing".

The top USA diplomat is now at the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations, where governments have strongly criticised Myanmar's conduct.

The military met the attack with disproportionate force, incinerating villages and driving waves of men, women, and children across the border to Bangladesh, to refugee camps that lack basic necessities.

The United States is increasing its aid to the United Nations and other worldwide groups that are working with Myanmar's Rohingya minority, who are being killed and persecuted in the country by government forces.

"We'll continue to bring changes within the parliament".

Suu Kyi has been slammed by many human rights advocates for maintaining a silence on the plight of the Rohingya community in Myanmar.

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