Myanmar’s leader urges unity
Yangon, Myanmar — Myanmar’s embattled leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, called for national unity Thursday and said she has created a committee that will oversee all international and local assistance in violence-struck Rakhine state.
More than 500,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled from the state to neighboring Bangladesh since Aug. 25, when security forces responded to attacks by a militant Rohingya group with a broad crackdown on the longpersecuted Muslim minority. Many houses were burned down.
The U.N. has called the violence “textbook ethnic cleansing.”