Aung San Suu Kyi still refuses to address Rohingya Muslim ‘genocide’

Aung San Suu Kyi still refuses to address Rohingya Muslim ‘genocide’


Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi has vowed to work towards “peace and national reconciliation” but has refused to address accusations Rohingya Muslims in her country may be the victims of crimes against humanity.

Ms Suu Kyi gave no specific details on how her government intends to resolve the violence and discrimination the long-persecuted Muslim minority face.

“We do not want our country to be unstable. But we’ve had a long history of disunity within our nation,” she said, addressing senior business representatives in Singapore.

“So national reconciliation is unavoidably important for us. It’s not a matter of choice. It’s unavoidable.”

She added: “We have to achieve peace and national reconciliation that our country may be able to progress, and that those who wish to invest in our country may find the right amount of confidence.”

Accounts of the military having gang raped, tortured and murdered members of the Rohingya community caused thousands of angry Muslims take to the streets across Asia in protest.

Around 30,000 have fled their home in Rakhines and analysis of satellite images by Human Rights Watch found hundreds of buildings in Rohingya villages have been burned.

The Burmese government has denied allegations of abuse. Officials say the army is hunting “terrorists” behind raids on police last month.

Despite having lived in Burma for generations, Rohingya Muslims are barred from citizenship in the nation of 50 million, and instead live as some of the most oppressed people in the world.

Since communal violence broke out in 2012, more than 120,000 Rohingya have been driven from their homes and crammed into squalid camps guarded by police. There, they are denied healthcare and education, and their movements are heavily restricted.

Ms Suu Kyi was scheduled to visit Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority country, after Singapore, but postponed the trip in the face of public protests and a thwarted bomb plot against the Burmese embassy.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will take part in a rare rally at the weekend to protest the crackdown on Rohingyas, an official from his office said Tuesday.

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One Response to "Aung San Suu Kyi still refuses to address Rohingya Muslim ‘genocide’"

  1. Saleh Bature  December 21, 2016 at 8:34 pm


    Atrocity perpetrated even under the guise of religion is atrocity and is inhuman and therefore detestable and condemnable. I will continue to resist it even when it is done in the name of my religion. No people on the entire planet earth are more atrocious today than the man-eating and murderous Buddhists in Myanmar.The Rohynga Muslim minority in Buddhists predominantly populated Myanmar are the most brutalized, disenfranchised and exploited people in the world.

    These poor, deprived and “stateless” people will continue to suffer from the worst human condition in history because they are Muslims. Even the brutal Bagadadi daesh militants are more kind-hearted than the Buddhists supremacists in Myanmar.They are raped and brutalized and the world is sadly indifferent to their suffering. This, I believe, will end sooner than later because the Almighty God will not allow unsuspecting and helpless victims to suffer in the hands of atrocious and black hearted Buddhists war Lords in Myanmar to eternity. Victory Will come from the omnipotent and omnipresent God who listens to the prayer of ALL innocent victims of persecution.

    The world in which we live is a wicked and hypocritical world. It feigns ignorance to the plight of people who are persecuted and in dire need to keep body and soul together. So I am not surprised if Su Kyi denied persecution of the Rohinga Muslim minority in her country.



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