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Myanmar's Rohingya crisis: 3 top themes in Suu Kyi's "most important ever speech" this week in Asia
Myanmar's de facto head Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday denounced all "human right violations" that may have taken place in the fight against insurrection, which compelled several hundred thousand Rohingya Muslims to leave their houses and leave for neighboring Bangladesh, but refused to criticize the powerful army tactic of the war-torn world.
Naypyidaw's commentary on the democratic icons in a nationwide broadcast came in the midst of piercing global critique that it stood up for the Rohingya to be brutally treated by the army in the north-western Rakhine area to appease the feelings of its followers in the mainland. Right-watchers immediately beat Tuesday's 30-minute speeches as lofty oratory and low on details.
"We' re worried about the number of Muslims escaping to Bangladesh," she said in her speech to embassies, politicians, journalists as well as other interested people. "We' ve never been gentle with these people. The 71-year-old said, "Our administration has developed into a committee that promotes people.
A Suu Kyi, a state adviser, said the Chinese authorities were prepared to review the situation of the 410,000 fugitives who escaped to Bangladesh, but gave no assurance that they could all returne. Myanmar Rohingya's plight: the next call of Islamic militants? Rakhine's 1. 1 million Rohingya are considered to be intruders from neighboring Bangladesh.
More than one-third of the Cox Bazar in Bangladesh, bordering the north-western part of Rakhine, has fled the recent outbreak of force - a retribution for a string of assaults by pro-Rohingya rebels in August. Thirty thousand Rakhine Buddhists and Hindus were also expelled by force.
Aung Hlaing did not speak about the action of the army or its commander-in-chief, Min Aung Hlaing. It said that it would refrain from debating "claims and counterclaims", as this would intensify hostility and immortalize force. Said the administration wanted to find out why some Rohingya village people are escaping while others stay here, and added that about 50 percent of the towns remain untouched.
Myanmar's Myanmar detainee, Suu Kyi, has little influence over the army, which is still the country's most powerful body after the end of JU. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said this week-end that Suu Kyi's address was the "last chance" to stop the war.
In Asia this week, she will focus on three core themes that Suu Kyi addressed in her talk, described by an observer of Myanmar as "the most important to her. Suu Kyi's talk did not falter in front of the story of the army that blamed the rebel group Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) for the terror.
In addition, she pursued her practise not to use the word Rohingya. Right-wing extremists say this stance totally ignores the fact that the Rohingya - as the biggest state less minorities in the whole wide globe - have been living under apartheid-like circumstances for many years. This group has largely avoided force. While the UN has denounced the ARSA's atrocities, it also says that the military's "counterinsurgency" can be carried out with much more caution.
Satelite images, thermal information, photos, video and eyewitness reports point to the military's involvement in the torchlighting of villagers' houses in the recent outbreak of the violence. In the meantime, Rakhine Buddhists are supposed to support the army in the cremation of Rohingya-Dörfer. Aung San Suu Kyi's sympathizers say that the harsh criticisms she has been subjected to neglect the fact that the Myanmar people's opinion - even among many pro-democracy campaigners - is against the Rohingya's being accepted as an officially national group.
"Myanmar is not a country shared by religion or ethnic origin.... we all have the right to our different identities," Suu Kyi said in her address. Aung San Suu Kyi said the Chinese authorities would accelerate the implementation of the recommendation of a high-level body headed by former UN leader Kofi Annan.
It said that the goverment would first take action that could be implemented "in a relatively brief time". Last year Annan was named by Suu Kyi to lead a one-year committee to investigate the decades-long interethnic dispute between the Rohingya and Rakhine Buddhists and then discuss ways to resolve the rifts.
The committee recommended, among other things, that the cabinet end the enforced secession of Rohingya Muslims and Rakhine Buddhists, allow unimpeded human rights entry into the crisis area, tackle the state immobility of Rohingya and lift the group' s restriction on free movementa. A Suu Kyi's bureau said immediately after the publication of the interim statement that the Chinese authorities would present "a full roadmap for implementation".
Aung San Suu Kyi's address was coincident with the United Nations General Assembly in New York. It is foreseen that the Rohingya crises will be a central point of discussion at the summit. Following the rally, Johnson said there was agreement on the need for an immediate stop to the fighting, but little detail on how the global fellowship would ease such an attitude of hostility.
Myanmar Counsellor Thaung Tun, who participated in the summit, assured that all migrants would have non-discriminatory and non-discriminatory admission to the country's relief services. Right-wing groups have advocated a UN General Assembly decision to condemn force and a UNSC decision to introduce penalties and an arms embargo against the army.
Burma has said it was in discussions with China and Russia - both vetoing Security Council members - to stop any attempts to criticise the state. Myanmar's South East Asia neighbors are now making subtile attempts to rely on Myanmar. Singapore-one of Myanmar's few friend during the junta's rule-is also there.
Australian resident Rohingya specialist Trevor Wilson said the global fellowship was "condemned to refuse to take sensible measures for a million-strong, seemingly unaffiliated and unfriendly world.