Desmond Tutu chides Suu Kyi over silence on Burma 'ethnic cleansing'

Malala calls for defence of Rohingya

Desmond Tutu chides Suu Kyi over silence on Burma 'ethnic cleansing'

Singapore's The Straits Times said the republic urged Friday urged all parties to the violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state to avoid aggravating the conflict, as it offered to work with ASEAN in rendering humanitarian aid to the victims.

"We again condemn deadly attacks on Burmese security forces, but join the worldwide community in calling on those forces to prevent further attacks on local populations". The Bangladesh government, although not officially sheltering Rohingyas with open arms, is at least resigned to the fact that we will have to accommodate them and deal with the crisis as more and more swarm into Bangladesh to escape the systematic pogrom across the border in our south east.

"We have to take care of our citizens".

"We need to wake up and respond to it - and I hope that Aung Sang Suu Kyi responds to it as well", she added.

Refugees International has said Myanmar's that military is blocking life-saving aid, "which we believe amount to ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity". She said she wasn't aware if Trump has spoken to Suu Kyi since becoming president.

Diplomatic sources in Dhaka and Washington say such gentle persuasion on Myanmar doesn't appear to be working.

In Afghanistan's western Herat province, protesters demanded an end to violence against the Rohingya, and in Islamabad, demonstrators stomped on pictures of Myanmar's state leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.

New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said it interviewed 50 recently arrived Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh who described killings, shelling and arson in their villages. All this time, the Bangladesh government has been quiet, not unlike the present situation.

Officials in Bangladesh have said that the Myanmar government forces have been planting landmines to prevent Rohingya from returning to the country, a claim that the government has dismissed.

"This should be a human rights issue".

United Nations has estimated that almost 300,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar's Rakhine state into Bangladesh in the 15 days since new violence erupted during which over 1,000 Rohingya Muslims were killed and several hundred villages were burnt to ashes.

The report said the parliamentarians welcomed his statement but urged the government to suspend British training of the Burmese military, which cost the United Kingdom around £305,000 previous year, given reports of beheadings, rape and children being deliberately shot.

Suu Kyi is one of six worldwide figures to receive that honour.

This needn't be seen as a turn away from the West: After all, U.S. President Donald Trump and his government have been silent on the anti-Rohingya atrocities, and have removed promotion of democracy and human rights from worldwide programs. But she said the global community was wrong to view Rakhine state as purely a human rights issue.

In his statement, Bank invoked the Holocaust and the idea that Jews have a deep understanding of the horrors of genocide and of being a persecuted ethnic minority.

In displacement camps inside Myanmar, Rohingya activists say the government has blocked delivery of food and humanitarian supplies.

Today, the United Nations confirmed that 270,000 people have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar over the past two weeks - more than double their estimate from only a few days ago.

Gapena chief 1 Datuk Zainal Abidin Borhan said the Nobel prize should be revoked as Suu Kyi did not adhere to the principle of peace and humanity.

Long-time friend and confidant, retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu, has also condemned Suu Kyi's mishandling of the crisis. And a bill making its way through Congress even talks about enhancing U.S. -Myanmar military cooperation. "The unfortunate thing, the serious thing is that we can't verify that now with no access".

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