PV International Desk : Myanmar de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday (October 12) said she has created a committee that will oversee all international and local assistance in violence-stricken Rakhine state, reports Press Herald.
More than 500,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled from the state to neighboring Bangladesh since Aug 25 to avoid persecution. Many houses were burned down.
The UN has called the violence “textbook ethnic cleansing.”
Suu Kyi acknowledged in a speech on Myanmar’s state-run television that the country is facing widespread criticism over the refugee crisis and called for unity in tackling the problem.
She said her government is holding talks with Bangladesh on the return of “those who are now in Bangladesh.” She gave no details, but officials have suggested they would need to provide residency documents, which few have.