Aung San Suu Kyi speaks out; says ready to take back Rohingyas after verification

Amidst rising pressure to speak out on plight of Rohingya issue, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally reached out to the global community in a broad appeal for support over a refugee crisis. It need be mentioned that the UN has described Rohingya fleeing to “ethnic cleansing”. Aung San Suu Kyi has urged outsiders to help her nation unite across religious and ethnic lines and offering a pathway back to the country for some of the Rohingya Muslims forced to flee by army operations. Communal violence has torn through Rakhine state since August 25, leaving hundreds dead and driving more than 410,000 of the Rohingya minority from Myanmar into Bangladesh. Suu Kyi, a Nobel laureate, has been criticized for failing to speak up publicly for the stateless Rohingya or urge restraint from the military. But in 30-minute televised speech Tuesday she reached out to her critics, deploying the soaring rhetoric that once made her a darling of the global rights community.

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