Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally visits Rakhine State amid Rohingya crisis
Nov 02, 2017 World 6566 By Abdulkerimu Oare
- Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally visits Rakhine State amid Rohingya crisis.
- Visiting the troubled border district of Maungdaw, which has seen the greatest exodus of people.
- Over 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Rakhine State to Bangladesh since the violence began on August 25th.
Myanmar's Leader Aung San Suu Kyi is visiting Rakhine State after months of Violence against
the Rohingya Muslims there that has led to the mass exodus of refugees to Bangladesh.
The report of her visit was confirmed by her spokesperson who confirmed that Suu Kyi would indeed be visiting the worst hit area of Rakhine State.
Suu Kyi who is a Nobel Peace Prize winner has faced heavy criticism from the international community since the latest round of violence began with many calling for her nobel prize to be withdrawn.
Lately Suu Kyi, who does not control the military, has appeared to take a stronger lead in the crisis, focusing government efforts on rehabilitation and pledging to repatriate refugees.
Spokesman Zaw Htay said Suu Kyi was visiting the troubled border district of Maungdaw, which has seen the greatest exodus of people.
“She will go to Maungdaw, and I cannot give any more details,” he told Reuters.
The ongoing Rohingya crisis in Myanmar's Rakhine State has seen over 600,000 Muslim refugees flee violence to Bangladesh leading to strong criticisms from the international community and sanctions from the United States of America.