Thousands protest in Bangladesh as Rohingya flee Myanmar

Thousands protest in Bangladesh as Rohingya flee Myanmar

Thousands protest in Bangladesh as Rohingya flee Myanmar

Senior Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu has said that it was the right time for Myanmar State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi to speak on the Rohingya issue and their unprecedented exodus to Bangladesh, but she "failed to provide solutions to the problem".

However, the Nobel peace prize victor also sought to create an impression that the prevailing tensions in the Rakhine State were largely the result of violence initiated against the Myanmar security establishment by "armed Muslims and the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA)".

"We want to find out the cause of the Rohingya exodus to Bangladesh, as many remain in Rakhine despite the "state of turmoil", she said in her speech on Tuesday.

Amnesty International argued Ms Suu Kyi had "buried her head in the sand" over the horrors in Rakhine state.

"Myanmar prepared to start a refugee verification process for those who wish to return", said the country's de facto leader.

As Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims continue to face what the United Nations has called a "textbook example" of ethnic cleansing, it looks like another day of big words and little action.

Uniting Church in Australia President, Stuart McMillan, has urged the Australian Government to take the lead in efforts to end the brutal persecution of Rohingya people in Myanmar.

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson convened the meeting with Haley, Burma's national security adviser and deputy foreign minister, and other senior officials.

"We condemn all human rights violations and unlawful violence", Aung San Suu Kyi said in a speech delivered in English.

He said Suu Kyi should give worldwide journalists more access to their destroyed villages.

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She instead said only that anyone guilty of rights abuses would be brought to justice.

Responding to the criticism that Myanmar has been receiving for behaving brutally with the Rohingyas, Aung said that there have been false allegations and counter allegations on the nation the government has heard it all and strict action will be taken against the culprits irrespective of race and religion.

The army and government, meanwhile, have defended the military operations as a legitimate crackdown on Rohingya militants who raided police posts in late August, killing around a dozen officers.

"We feel deeply for the suffering of all the people who have been caught up in the conflict".

"We want to make sure that everybody who needs humanitarian assistance gets it, without discrimination".

"It is therefore very distressing that you have failed to live up to the reputation and beliefs we associated with you", said the letter.

"Myanmar does not fear global scrutiny, committed to sustainable solution in Rakhine state".

Nobel laureate Suu Kyi has faced a barrage of criticism from overseas about her apparent non-intervention in the crisis.

According to the United Nations reports around 40,000 Rohingyas have trespassed into India after the unrest in Myanmar.

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