Suu Kyi under fire


PV Desk : Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been criticised internationally for failing to address the allegations of abuse by the military on the Rohingya minority in Rakhine state.
In her first address since the army crackdown on insurgents in northwestern Rakhine causing over 400,000 Rohingyas flee, she condemned all human rights violations and said anyone responsible would face the law.
Amnesty International said Suu Kyi and her government are “still burying their heads in the sand over the horrors unfolding in Rakhine State”.
“At times, her speech amounted to little more than a mix of untruths and victim blaming,” said Amnesty’s Regional Director James Gomez.
“There is overwhelming evidence that security forces are engaged in a campaign of ethnic cleansing through murder and forced displacement.”
“While it was positive to hear Aung San Suu Kyi condemn human rights violations in Rakhine state, she is still silent about the role of the security forces in this,” said Gomez, who is in charge of Southeast Asia and the Pacific.