Myan­mar’s leader urges unity

The Detroit News - - Front Page -

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.”

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