Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu appeals to Suu Kyi to intervene

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"People were squeezing into whatever space they could find on the rickety boats".

"We have to take care of our citizens".

"Australia's engagement with Myanmar's military, including this visit, allows the Australian Defence Force to reinforce the role of a professional defence force in a modern democracy", then Acting Defence Minister George Brandis said.

Gentle persuasion doesn't appear to be working.

In Afghanistan's western Herat province, protesters demanded an end to violence against the Rohingya, and in Islamabad, demonstrators stomped on pictures of Myanmar's state leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.

Critics have accused the Burmese leader - and Nobel peace prize victor - of turning a blind eye to the violent persecution of Rohingya Muslims.

A Bangladesh minister said the government had made a decision to create a huge new camp on almost 2,000 acres of land near an existing United Nations facility, where new arrivals will be registered biometrically and given aid.

Protests have popped around the world over the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar.

Since Aug. 25, Myanmar's security forces have killed at least 370 people, allegedly rampaged through and pillaged entire villages, and triggered an exodus of some 270,000 Rohingya.

"It is also an issue of security and economic development", Thet Thet Khine said.

Asked if was concerned about Myanmar's violence, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Friday that Trump was "aware of the situation".

"I am unable to support them, I am crying for them everyday".

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The army says it is rooting out "terrorists" among the ethnic Muslim population, after fighters from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army attacked dozens of police posts on 25 August.

The report said the parliamentarians welcomed his statement but urged the government to suspend British training of the Burmese military, which cost the United Kingdom around £305,000 past year, given reports of beheadings, rape and children being deliberately shot.

Though they have not yet disarmed, Ms. Suu Kyi continues to negotiate with militia leaders of the Shan, the Pa'O, the Monday, the Karen, the Karenni, the Wa, the Palaung, the Jingpo, the Chin and others. Now, she's becoming the face of a genocide.

"I think we need to continue to work with the government in Myanmar with Aung San Suu Kyi with all people in the region to make sure that the people affected by this conflict are kept safe", Trudeau said from the Liberal party's caucus retreat in Kelowna.

In his statement, Bank invoked the Holocaust and the idea that Jews have a deep understanding of the horrors of genocide and of being a persecuted ethnic minority.

President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday slammed human rights advocates for their criticisms of his anti-drug war but ignored the sad plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) also said it interviewed 50 recently arrived Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh who described killings, shelling and arson in their villages.

Mr Tutu, who won his Nobel Peace Prize in the 1980s for campaigning against racial segregation and discrimination in South Africa, has urged Ms Suu Kyi in a letter to be "courageous and resilient again".

Khan told The Globe and Mail: "The Canadian government needs to take action in particular because we have a very direct connection to Myanmar because we gave an honorary Canadian citizenship to Aung San Suu Kyi".

That Myanmar had been in the Chinese fold for a long time has been well known.

"Further normalisation of the military-to-military relationship with Burma is the last thing we should be doing right now", said Walter Lohman, Asia Programme Director at the right-leaning Heritage Foundation.

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