May 27, 2018

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi seeks humanitarian help for Rohingya crisis (Independent)

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi seeks humanitarian help for Rohingya crisis (Independent)

Myanmar‘s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has requested humanitarian support for the Rohingya during a summit with regional leaders, even as she was herself greeted with street protests and accused of failing to prevent crimes against humanity towards the persecuted Muslim minority.

Ms Suu Kyi has faced international criticism of her treatment of the Rohingya refugee crisis, which has seen at least half a million flee Myanmar’s northwest Rakhine state amid a crackdown from the authorities.

The Myanmar state counsellor met with Australia’s prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, in Canberra on Monday. Mr Turnbull had said he would raise human rights during the visit, and said it was also discussed during an ASEAN summit in Sydney over the weekend. Read more

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