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Tutu implores 'beloved sister' Daw Suu to end violence in Rakhine

13 Septembre 2017

The latest exodus is the result of an assault by the armed forces after a new militant group, the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, attacked government outposts, killing more than 100. Some of those refugees have made it to Canada.

Meanwhile, the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) has reiterated its support to Rohingya refugees. "But once she got the power, under her watch, people are being massacred, being dismembered, being shot and slaughtered like sheep". "How can you absorb that information".

While her moral leadership and counsel has directed foreign governments' policy engagement in years past, that time may be nearing an end. It has blamed insurgents for setting the villages on fire, without offering proof. Anybody goes out, those they shoot.

Burma refers to Rohingya as Bengalis, contending they migrated illegally from Bangladesh, though many Rohingya families have lived in Burma for generations.

Britain on Sunday reiterated its demand that the Myanmar government act to stop violence against the Rohingya minority in the Rakhine province and allow access to aid workers, making the third such intervention on the issue this month. They make little distinction between the vast majority of Rohingya who espouse peace and the violent few who have lately turned to fighting discrimination and oppression. More important to New Delhi has been China's rapidly growing profile in Myanmar.

"Immediately, right now, put some sort of intervention".

Many of these refugees - having fled Myanmar - are now currently living in camps in a number of Indian states, including Jammu and Kashmir, Hyderabad, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Rajasthan. We were born here.

"The issue [Rohingya Muslims] is one of the biggest challenges Myanmar has to face, because you know that the situation in Rakhine has been hard for many decades and infact it goes right back to pre-colonial times", Suu Kyi told ANI.

But Madam Suu Kyi largely remained silent on the matter despite being awarded a Nobel Peace Prize victor in 1991 for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights.

Now the army claims that the Rohingya are all recent immigrants from Bangladesh, and is trying to drive them out of the country.

"If there's no ethnic cleansing why would I want to leave my flawless home?"

"The UN and INGOs have not been very welcome in Rakhine and...they are not able to operate and ensure the safety and security of their staff and volunteers", said Joy Singhal of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

At least 15,000 supporters of the Islamist Islami Andolon Bangladesh party chanted slogans against Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The other is Aung San Suu Kyi.

Tutu has urged his fellow Nobel peace prize victor to intervene.

"She is is not honourable".

Ullah is disappointed Prime Minister Trudeau isn't doing more and suggests when San Suu Kyi was in Canada, he should have used his influence. A Gatineau, Que. man has also launched a private petition calling on the government to revoke her Canadian citizenship. "This isn't how you should run your country", Ullah explains.

It reports the summary executions of teachers, elders and community leaders; helicopter gunships randomly spraying villages with gunfire; people shut in their homes and burnt alive; a woman in labour beaten by soldiers, her baby stamped to death as it was born.

Listen to the full segment near the top of this web post.

Tutu implores 'beloved sister' Daw Suu to end violence in Rakhine