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  • » 09/13/2017, 09.38

    MYANMAR - UN

    Yangon, Aung San Suu Kyi will not go to the UN General Assembly



    Myanmar vice president Henry Van Thio will take over the lady's place. The announcement comes after the allegations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. At the Security Council Myanmar hopes in Russia and China. Charges against the Burmese leader. Suspicions regarding the role of the army in ethnic tensions.

    Yangon (AsiaNews / Agencies) – At the center of international criticism of ethnic violence that rages in Rakhine, Myanmar State Councilor Aung San Suu Kyi will not attend the next session of the United Nations General Assembly, scheduled next 20 September in New York, according to Party spokesman Zaw Htay.

    The announcement comes after United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, accused Myanmar of conducting "systematic attacks" on Rohingya civilians and suggested that "ethnic cleansing" is underway in the confrontation with the Islamic minority. Myanmar vice president Henry Van Thio will take over the lady's seat and speak at the assembly.

    The crisis that has erupted following the counter-offensive of the Burmese security forces to a series of raids conducted by Rohingya militants is the biggest Suu Kyi has faced since becoming the leader of Myanmar last year. At the request of Great Britain and Sweden, the UN Security Council meets today to discuss violence that has led to the exodus of over 350,000 Rohingya in Bangladesh and the displacement of more than 30,000 people among local ethnic groups. In order to ensure that any sanctions are blocked, the Myanmar government is counting on China and Russia, both permanent members of the Council.

    Aung San Suu Kyi, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, has received harsh criticism from the international community for her alleged "silence" in the face of the ongoing humanitarian crisis. However, many analysts argue that tensions are fueled by the influential Burmese army, which intends to reaffirm its power from time to time and undermine the process of national reconciliation undertaken by the Democratic leader.

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    14/09/2017 10:06:00 MYANMAR
    Aung San Suu Kyi announces speech on Rohingya set for 19 September

    The Lady "will talk about national reconciliation and peace". It will be her first public intervention since the beginning of the violence. The United Nations Security Council met yesterday. The Burmese leader criticized for lack of moral leadership and compassion. The military bent on failure of the democratic process.  



    11/09/2017 11:00:00 MYANMAR
    Rakhine, government rejects the ceasefire offered by Rohingya militants

    Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi's spokesman: "We do not negotiate with terrorists." The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (Arsa) announces the truce until 9 October for humanitarian purposes. Army: Nearly 400 Islamic militants have been killed so far. The exodus of about 300,000 Rohingya to Bangladesh. The displaced among the ethnic groups are 30,000.



    12/09/2017 10:12:00 MYANMAR - UN
    UN Security Council convokes emergency session on Rohingya for tomorrow

    The urgent meeting requested by Great Britain and Sweden. Myanmar counts on China and Russia to veto any motions. More than 1,000 dead in the last raids in Rakhine. Since August 25 at least 313,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh.



    26/09/2017 10:00:00 UN - MYANMAR
    Myanmar at the UN General Assembly: 'No ethnic cleansing or genocide in Rakhine'

    The Burmese ambassador: "The issue is extremely complex." Member States and the international community call for "objective and impartial" analysis. The "fear factor" and the "burnt earth tactics" adopted by terrorists are the reasons for the Rohingya exodus. The government's priority is the resolution of the humanitarian emergency. Assistance programs for displaced people in collaboration with the Red Cross.



    06/12/2017 15:06:00 UN-MYANMAR
    Rohingya, UN: the Burmese army guilty of 'probable crimes against humanity'

    The charge for operations in October 2016 and last August. "Credible reports" on widespread, systematic and brutal attacks in Rakhine. The resolution requested by Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia approved by 33 votes, Beijing opposed. The Burmese government and army reject the accusations.





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