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Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has refused to criticise Myanmar's army in the midst of accounts of ethnical clean-up.

Myanmar's de facto Nobel Peace Prize winner and de facto guide Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday has broken her silent because she claimed her nation's army had taken part in what the United Nations has called the "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims. In most cases, it declined to withdraw or criticise Myanmar's army or its own failure to respond to the war.

Suu Kyi, 72, a diplomat, journalist, foreigner, soldier and official of the state, who assembled in Naypyitaw, Myanmar's capitol, said in her first commentary since the outbreak of force a few months ago, which had led an estimated 412,000 Rohingya to escape to neighbouring Bangladesh, that the country was "not afraid of interna-tional control.

" Aung San Suu Kyi's fame as an exponent of global democracies and human aid has been severely tarnished because she did not stand up for the Rohingya. As Myanmar's State Adviser and Secretary of State, she has similar authority to a premier in the gradual shift from junta government to democratic government.

The Rohingya Misery? While she was supposed to be attending the UN General Assembly in New York this weekend, she called off her Naypyitaw address instead because of a crises that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Suu Kyi had "one last chance" to contain. The Rohingya itself has held Myanmar responsible for an uprising that it claims could contain "brutal terrorist acts" and receive inroads.

Suu Kyi's words in her address were reconciliatory, but in contrast to allegations of violent hostilities against Rohingya communities in Myanmar's north Rakhine state - a mountain area home to some 800,000 Rohingya - "there have been no violent confrontations and no evacuation operation since September 5," "yet we are worried that many Muslims are escaping across the borders to Bangladesh," she said.

" Rohingya are a minorities in an overwhelming Tibetan-Burma land. On August 25, Rakhine was the first time the first time force had broken out after Rohingya fighters assaulted a Myanmar Armed Forces station and a Myanmar policing outpost. During the subsequent suppression, evictions, torched towns and stories of rapes and assassinations were perpetrated, according to statements by witnesses from Rohingyas who fled across the Bangladesh borders.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, has described the Rohingya operations as a "model example of racial cleansing". "Under the plight and misery of the Rohingya who have landed in Bangladesh, there is a children's welfare cris. "Human Rights Watch released on Monday a new study of Rakhine state images showing the almost complete demolition of 214 victims.

At the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Phil Robertson, Assistant Asia Executive Secretary of the UNHCR, appealed to "act to end this growing crises and show Burmese army rulers that they will be paying a premium for such outrages. In her speech, Suu Kyi tried to reassure her opponents, including Nobel Prize winners Malala Yousafzai and Desmond Tutu, by saying that Myanmar condemns all violation of international law and illegal acts of force and felt profoundly the misery of all those involved in the war.

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