New York Times Reports On Aung San Suu Kyi’s Comments Related To Rohingya, Accusations Of Ethnic Cleansing
New York Times: Rohingya Crisis ‘Could Have Been Handled Better,’ Aung San Suu Kyi Says
“Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s civilian leader, on Thursday sidestepped widespread accusations that her country’s military had unleashed ethnic cleansing on Rohingya Muslims, a campaign so brutal that the United Nations has recommended that top commanders be tried for genocide. … Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi declined to criticize what she delicately referred to as ‘the military aspect’ in her talk at the World Economic Forum on Asean. Instead, she chastised the international community for not focusing on violence carried out by armed Rohingya militants against members of other ethnic and religious groups in Rakhine…” (Beech, 9/13).