BOB Geldof is the latest well-known figure to express his outrage over Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi remaining silent on the “ethnic cleansing” happening under her watch.
She has been heavily criticised for not speaking out as more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar have fled to Bangladesh since late August to escape the violence being reportedly inflicted on them by the military.
Despite gaining worldwide attention in the past for her efforts to bring democracy to then military-ruled Myanmar, also known as Burma, her silence over the current violence has been slammed.
Those who have fled the area have told international media about witnessing horrendous acts of violence including the murders of men and children and the rape of women.
They have also claimed to have seen people being burned alive.
And according to analysis of satellite imagery by Human Rights Watch, at least 288 villages have been destroyed by fire in the northern Rakhine state since August.
The UN described what is happening in the area as ethnic cleansing.
And they claim the situation is the “world’s fastest growing refugee crisis”.
Those seeking refuge have barely any belongings with them and are setting up camp anywhere they can find in the difficult terrain.
Ms Suu Kyi holds the position of
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Her family are well known as she is the daughter of Myanmar’s independence hero, General Aung San, who was assassinated just six months before independence in 1947. Ms Suu Kyi met with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Her meetings come as her country’s military establishment has cleared itself of charges it was responsible for the atrocities being committed on Girl takes care of brother in camp Rohingya Muslims including widespread reports of murder and rape. HOCKING stories of physical and sexual violence by the forces, known as the Tatmadaw, have been emerging in recent months sending shockwaves around the world.
The military, however, have been blaming members of the Rohingya militant group Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army.
It states the force attacked 30 police and an army battalion headquarters posts on August 25.
In a report issued by the military on Monday, they said: “Security forces did not commit shooting at innocent villagers and sexual violence and rape cases against women. They did not arrest, beat and kill the villagers.”
It also went on to state it had not destroyed mosques in the area.
However, Amnesty International said it was the military trying to “sweep serious violations against the Rohingya under the carpet”.
It stated: “There is overwhelming evidence that the military has murdered and raped Rohingya and burned their villages to the ground.
“After recording countless stories of horror and using satellite analysis to track the growing devastation we can only reach one conclusion – these attacks amount to crimes against humanity.”
It has been reported that Ms Suu Kyi met with military leaders behind
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