VIET­NAM/ SUU KYI SAYS HAN­DLING OF RO­HINGYA COULD HAVE BEEN BET­TER

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Hanoi, Viet­nam -- Myan­mar’s han­dling of its Ro­hingya Mus­lims, 700,000 of whom have fled to Bangladesh amid a bru­tal mil­i­tary cam­paign, could have been bet­ter, No­bel Peace Prize lau­re­ate and leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Thurs­day. Myan­mar’s army is ac­cused of mass rape, killings and set­ting fire to thou­sands of homes in the af­ter­math of an Au­gust 2017 at­tack by Ro­hingya mil­i­tants on se­cu­rity out­posts. A re­port is­sued two weeks ago by a spe­cially ap­pointed U.N. hu­man rights team rec­om­mended pros­e­cut­ing se­nior Myan­mar com­man­ders for geno­cide and other crimes.

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