The exodus of some 6,50,000 Rohingya villagers to Bangladesh apart from the violence inflicted on the minority, was an offshoot of raids launched by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army on the Myanmar security forces on August 25.
Myanmar said before the mass graves were found that more than 400 people had been killed, most of them insurgents.
Western governments that backed Suu Kyi’s campaign against military rule still see her as the best hope for Myanmar’s political and economic transition.
A UN commission of experts defined ethnic cleansing as “rendering an area ethnically homogeneous by using force or intimidation to remove persons of given groups”.
After Bangladesh’s parliamentary resolution urging the international community to mount pressure on Myanmar, the US calls for stopping of violence and ending displacement of all civilians.