“Burma is being subjected to pressures, criticisms, and misunderstandings in the international arena. The challenges that this nation and its citizens have been facing are not of minor significance,” said the new president.
The US Holocaust Memorial Museum has rescinded its top award to Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi because of her failure to condemn and stop military attacks on her country’s minority Rohingya Muslims, the museum said on Wednesday.
The Yangon Police Force has announced that the suspected perpetrator of an attack in which a petrol bomb was hurled at State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi’s residence in Yangon will be prosecuted regardless of his medical condition.
A petrol bomb was hurled at the Yangon residence of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday morning. No one was injured at the compound and Burma’s de facto leader was away in Naypyidaw at the time.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi, heavily criticised abroad for failing to stand up for largely stateless Rohingya Muslims, that she shouldn’t bother about rights activists as they are “just a noisy bunch.”
State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Vietnam, where she will brush shoulders with a host of regional leaders and will likely have her first in-person encounter with US President Donald Trump at the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in the town of Da Nang.
Burma’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited areas hit by conflict in the western state of Rakhine on Thursday for the first time since attacks by militants from the Rohingya Muslim minority two months ago sparked a refugee crisis.
Aung San Suu Kyi rejects a suggestion that she is soft on the military, which the United Nations has accused of ethnic cleansing, saying her relationship with the generals was normal and her objective was national reconciliation.
State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi told villagers at the heart of the country on Monday that talks with ethnic rebels must be a priority, after putting peace negotiations ahead of economic reforms in her first months in power.