UN urges Suu Kyi to visit crisis-hit Rakhine

The UN has urged Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi to visit northern Rakhine state, where the army is accused of carrying out a brutal crackdown on the Muslim Rohingya minority.

The Nobel peace prize winner has faced growing international criticism for not stopping the military’s campaign, which has pushed more than 20,000 Rohingya over the border to Bangladesh, bringing tales of mass rape, murder and arson.

The crackdown was launched in response to deadly raids on police posts in October.

Malaysia has accused the army of “genocide” — charges Myanmar officials have vehemently denied.

Suu Kyi has described the situation as “under control” and asked the international community to stop stoking the “fires of resentment”.

In a statement released in New York on Thursday ….Read More

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