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Suu Kyi decries “all” rights abuse in troubled Rakhine

Sep 19, 2017, 5:30 AM EDT
Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi finally broke silence over an escalating Rohingya crisis.
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Myanmar’s democracy champion and State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi finally broke silence over an escalating Rohingya crisis in Rakhine state as she condemned “all human rights violations” in the conflict, which has forced 400,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh.

During a 30-minute televised address in Myanmar’s parliament, Suu Kyi said that the country is not afraid of “international scrutiny” over the government’s response to the crisis, writes the BBC.

Suu Kyi stuck a “less aggressive but defiant” tone and refrained from criticizing the military for its brutal crackdown on Rohingya villages, adding that the security forces were directed to avoid “collateral damage,” notes The Guardian.

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