Aung San Suu Kyi's Key Speech On Myanmar Rohingya Crisis Today

Aung San Suu Kyi's Key Speech On Myanmar Rohingya Crisis Today

The announcement of a U.S. aid package comes just one day after Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally broke her silence on the Rohingya refugee crisis in a speech that drew widespread criticism. Meanwhile, the humanitarian crisis has worsened in Rakhine.

Nobel laureate Suu Kyi has faced a barrage of worldwide criticism for not stopping the violence.

"Over the last several years I have repeatedly condemned this tragic and shameful treatment".

In 2011, Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Laureate, took office in 2011, after half a century of military rule.

The Rakhine deny harassing their Muslim neighbors, but want them to leave, fearing they might collaborate with militants from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), which carried out the August 25 attacks. "Once again, violence, this humanitarian crisis has to stop immediately", Indonesian President Joko Widodo told reporters on Sunday as he announced Retno's mission there.

A mob of around 300 Rakhine Buddhists attempted to destroy a ship carrying aids for displaced people in western Rakhine state, Myanmar government said on Thursday.

He fled when between 30 and 40 Muslims broke into his temple and began looting statues and other valuable artefacts, but he watched the violence from a nearby field. "We urge for calm and restraint", Prime Minister Najib Razak tweeted.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told Reuters ahead of the British meeting that a lasting political solution needed to be found for the Rohingya in Myanmar.

As the number of those crossing the border into Bangladesh increases, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) is ramping up its operations, including moving new arrivals into family tents and temporary communal shelters at a new extension site next to the Kutupalong camp near Cox's Bazar.

"The children are suffering from the cold", said Nur Mohammad, a 62-year-old Rohingya man who arrived in Bangladesh with 16 members of his family.

It reiterated the home ministry's comments that the "presence of illegal Rohingya Muslims in India is not only a drain on India's resources but also a serious security threat to country".

Stranded after their villages burned to the ground, many Rohingya Muslims left inside Rakhine are in especially desperate need of aid.

The Centre said many Rohingya have "illegally" got voter identity cards and PAN cards, and some are "using the "hawala" route to raise money for illegal activities".

Two existing refugee camps were packed beyond capacity, and Bangladesh has said it would free land to build a third. In another post, he wrote that Myanmar's government had "poisoned the whole country".

"The government will and should be judged based on its actions in the coming weeks", Neelakantan added.

Myanmar dismisses accusations of ethnic cleansing, saying it has to tackle the insurgents, whom it accuses of setting fires and attacking civilians as well as the security forces. "This must not happen again".

A protest in Ahmedabad against persecution of Rohingyas in Myanmar.

Bangladesh, however, equally has a long history of rejecting the Rohingya.

The abduction and trafficking of minors is not a new threat faced in Bangladesh, which has been hosting hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees since the 1990s.

Rohingyas have been living in Arakan from time immemorial.

Analysts blame Myanmar's government for the conditions that led to the group's creation. Aid organisations and refugees have claimed the military attacked Rohingyas, committed sexual violence against them and burned down their homes.

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