Suu Kyi said in a televised address on Thursday evening that she would invite aid organisations and business leaders to take part in the initiative.
The insurgents said on Saturday they were ready to respond to any peace move by the government, even though the ceasefire was ending at midnight on Monday.
Behind the savaging of a land and its people in Myanmar’s Rakhine state is a murky tale of resource appropriation and prospects of spoils from reckless industrial development.
The dramatic exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar’s northwest is putting pressure on Western policymakers to take action.
The boat sank near Shah Porir Dwip on the southern tip of Bangladesh late on Sunday with up to 35 people on board, the Bangladeshi police said.
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US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley called on countries to suspend providing weapons to Myanmar over violence against Rohingya Muslims.
A number of winners of the peace prize have gone on to launch wars or escalate them.
The protest was testament to rising communal animosity that threatens to complicate the delivery of vital supplies.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s response to the crisis at home is starkly duplicitous and false.
At least 420,000 Rohingya have since fled into neighbouring Bangladesh to escape what a senior UN official has called a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”.
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.
Ambassador Vijay Nambiar, Amy Kazmin and Kabir Taneja discuss the situation in Myanmar and beyond with Maya Mirchandani.
Stressing on dialogue to end the “fire of war” , China supported Myanmar’s actions as in the interest of national security while promising humanitarian aid to Bangladesh.
Although she said she felt deeply for the suffering of those caught in the ongoing conflict, Suu Kyi did not use the term “Rohingya” to refer to the Muslim minority in Rakhine State.
“The UN Security Council and concerned countries should impose targeted sanctions and an arms embargo on the Burmese military to end its ethnic cleansing campaign,” Human Rights Watch said.
Bangladesh was already home to 4,00,000 Rohingya before the latest crisis erupted.
“What is our country, where are we from, where will we go; that is what I have to ask your people.”
Among the most pressing issues expected to be discussed during the annual meeting is the humanitarian crisis and escalation of violence in Myanmar.
The first tranche of the relief material reached Chittagong in an Indian Air Force plane today.
Suu Kyi’s office has confirmed she will be giving the UN General Assembly a miss to focus on the deteriorating internal security situation back home.
Alongside the present horrors being inflicted against the Rohingya in Myanmar, we must consider the broader political and economic context that continues to marginalise minority groups.
Surely now is a time for a word on the plight of the Rohingya people.
Maybe there is a solution out there – and if not a solution, at least some hope for the Rohingya.
Rohingya refugees having been crossing over to Bangladesh in large numbers, but Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not bring up this issue on his recent trip to Myanmar.
Human Rights Watch interviewed over 50 Rohingya refugees who had fled to Bangladesh, who recounted harrowing tales of fleeing violence.
“We have to take care of our citizens, we have to take care of everybody who is in our country, whether or not they are our citizens,” Aung San Suu Kyi said.
Despite widespread accusations against the Myanmar government of genocide and ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas, India has planned to deport around 40,000 Rohingya refugees.
Modi, however, did not use the word ‘Rohingya’, in line with Myanmar’s claim that the term is a fictional construct. Nor was there any discussion on the refugee crisis that has been triggered.
How can India, a country which has hosted refugees ever since its foundation as a nation, deport thousands of people based on their ethnicity and faith?
The Myanmar government is believed to be laying landmines across its border with Bangladesh, in a bid to thwart attempts to return by the Rohingya.
Suu Kyi has been accused by Western critics of not speaking out for the minority that has long complained of persecution.
The independent Burma Human Rights Network said that persecution was backed by the government, elements among the country’s Buddhist monks and ultra-nationalist civilian groups.
The violence in Myanmar was set off by a coordinated attack on Augut 25 on dozens of police posts and an army base by Rohingya insurgents.
The military decided to “forgive and drop charges” against the media in an effort to “work together for the interest of the citizens and the country,” it said in a statement.
The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative pointed to a 1996 verdict of the Supreme Court on Chakma refugees to back its plea.
The army dispatched about 500 soldiers to several towns near the border with Bangladesh on Thursday, including the towns of Buthidaung and Maungdaw.
Official outlets, including a social media account run out of Suu Kyi’s office, published running denials during the Rohinga conflict.
The two deals have regional lawmakers questioning their cost and accusing Yangon’s chief minister Phyo Min Thein of cronyism and a lack of accountability.
About 75,000 people have fled to Bangladesh after a military crackdown, with accompanying allegations of rape, torture and extrajudicial killings by security forces.