Emma Thompson urges Aung San Suu Kyi to restore peace in Burma

Emma Thompson urges Aung San Suu Kyi to restore peace in Burma

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau Wednesday urged Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi to end the violence which has seen almost 380,000 Rohingya Muslims flee to neighboring Bangladesh.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also said on Thursday that Myanmar is facing a "defining moment" and must stop the violence against the Rohingya population.

According to human rights organizations, 379,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar so far amid the army's ongoing violent response to attacks by Rohingya militants in Rakhine state last month.

"I yield to no one in my admiration of what she stood for and the way she fought for democracy", said Johnson, the foreign secretary, on Thursday at a joint press conference with USA secretary of state Rex Tillerson.




"We are very much active in relation to the Rohingya crisis but unfortunately it has not been easy because the government of Myanmar until now has been completely deaf to our requests", Guterres said on September 15. It has been characterised by many as ethnic cleansing.

Anadolu quoted Bernd Lange, head of the EP's Committee on International Trade, as saying that the group "decided to postpone the delegation to Myanmar to an unknown date as it was clear that the current political and human rights situation in the country. does not allow for a fruitful discussion on a potential EU-Myanmar investment agreement".

"We appreciate the hard and complex situation that Aung San Suu Kyi finds herself in", Tillerson said, alluding to the power sharing agreement that gives military leaders vast influence over the country's affairs, "and I think it is important that the global community speak out in support of what we all know the expectation is towards the treatment of people, regardless of their ethnicity". We hope the world would speak loudly from the forum of UN Security Council as well despite concerns that after India, China too has come to the rescue of Myanmar, which stood isolated globally because of its unending genocide of Rohingyas, forcing 370,000 of them to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh. Observers say the violence is being carried out by the Burmese military.

Tens of thousands of refugees are trapped on the border into Bangladesh without basic food and medicine amid operations by the Myanmar military, which have already killed hundreds.

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