Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to miss UN General Assembly debate

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to miss UN General Assembly debate

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to miss UN General Assembly debate

Getty Images Rohingya Muslim refugees sleep under a makeshift shelter in a clearing in a forest after crossing the border from Myanmar on September 8, 2017 in Gundum, Bangladesh.

One Nation has been working on the borders of Bangladesh and Burma since December past year, and has launched a renewed appeal for donations following the latest influx in refugees crossing the border.

On a moral plane, the Indian government can hardly hope to defend its stand given the fact that the Rohingya face an imminent threat to their lives in the wake of the ongoing "ethnic-cleansing" drives in the Rakhine State, Myanmar.

Scores of Rohingya civilians have fled to Bangladesh, overwhelming refugee camps that were already bursting at the seams and triggering warnings of a humanitarian crisis.

The Red Cross confirmed that it had passed on the request to Myanmar but said that it was a political decision for the two countries to make.

Trump administration officials did not respond to requests for comment.

Attacks by an insurgent Rohingya group on police outposts on August 25 have set off a wave of violence in Burma's Rakhine state, with hundreds dead and thousands of homes burned - mostly Rohingya in both cases. However, the campaign has been marred by allegations of use of excessive force, alongside reports of around 270,000 Rohingyas having fled to neighbouring Bangladesh.

In March 2014, the Myanmar government banned the word Rohingya and asked for registration of the minority as Bengalis in the country's first census in three decades.

There are widespread fears that tens of thousands more could try to cross if the violence doesn't abate.

The current strategy could trigger a bigger humanitarian crisis in the region while creating newer political opportunities for ARSA to operate, survive, and grow. I then set about seeking to convince other western states that Myanmar was changing, and that there was an opportunity to offer the country our collective hands, our collective assistance, to rejoin the global community.

Mrs. Erdoğan also visited the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar district and distributed aid while getting information from the camp authorities. "We are all responsible and that is why we are here", she said, while expressing her wish to see everyone do whatever they can to help. Others said they were attacked by Buddhist mobs.

In a statement Rasheed said that there are no comparisons between the two conflicts.

The solution lies in Myanmar.

But in recent news I also see many in the worldwide community placing blame for the treatment of the Rohingya and this spate of violence exclusively on Myanmar's de facto leader, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi - a Nobel Peace Prize victor for her work on human rights and democracy for which she suffered for decades.

On Thursday, Suu Kyi told reporters in Myanmar that it is "a little unreasonable" to expect her government to have resolved the Rohingya crisis in the 18 months her party has been in power. In 2011, such rumours spread like wildfire, creating automatic hysteria across the Muslim World and poisoning good will toward governments the USA and its Israeli proxies actually sought to topple. The government refuses to recognise the Rohingya as citizens and has subjected them to restrictions on marriage, employment, healthcare and education.

"May I take the liberty of writing to you once again to tell you how dismayed I am by the distressing circumstances in which the situation seems to have deteriorated further", he wrote to Myanmar's de facto leader. "And we are working with our partners on that".

US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the United States was "deeply troubled by continued reports of attacks against innocent civilians and will continue to urge (Myanmar) security forces to respect those civilians as it conducts security operations". Many have no shelter, and aid agencies are racing to provide clean water, sanitation and food.

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