South Africa's Tutu asks Myanmar's Suu Kyi to help Rohingya

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The government and Rohingya blame each other.

Basic resources were scarce, including food, clean water and medical aid.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the world's largest Muslim body, urged Myanmar to allow in United Nations monitors so they can investigate what it alleged was systematic brutality against the Rohingya.

The influx has left Bangladesh refugee camps reeling. More airlifts were planned in coming days. "Things must change. The government of Burma must act now and allow this desperately needed help to get through".

With Myanmar drawing condemnation for violence that has driven almost 380,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee the country, the government said Wednesday its leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, will skip this month's U.N. General Assembly meetings.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday urged Myanmar authorities to end violence against the majority-Buddhist country's Rohingya Muslims that has forced some 400,000 people to flee to Bangladesh.

He also criticized the worldwide community for doing nothing to stop the persecution of Rohingya Muslims, saying, under global law, every country has the responsibility to make sure that genocide will not take place.

Western critics have accused Suu Kyi of not speaking out for the Rohingya, who have been fleeing to neighboring Bangladesh, following an army counter-offensive against militant attacks.

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He said the two sides seemed to be competing to show how high they could raise their fists. "And that's quite meaningful". She said that the "ultimate goal here is a denuclearized Korean Peninsula", and that is "what we have to push towards".


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told a rally during Tuesday's visit to the Kutupalong refugee camp, near the border town of Ukhiya, that she wished for peace for the Rohingya and would not "tolerate injustice" against them.

Mamunur Rashid of the International Organization for Migration said the supplies would be enough to help about 5,000 of the roughly 370,000 Rohingya who have arrived in Bangladesh in recent weeks.

On Monday night, she lambasted Myanmar for "atrocities" that she said had reached a level beyond description. To discuss the plight of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, Press TV has interviewed Massoud Shadjareh, head of the Islamic Human Rights Commission from London, and Jim W. Dean, managing editor and columnist of the Veterans Today from Atlanta. "We can cooperate to rehabilitate them in their country".

The United States says it is "deeply troubled" by the Myanmar crisis, which hundreds of thousands of Muslims have fled to escape violence.

The statement said that the U.S. remains "deeply troubled" by continued reports of attacks against innocent civilians and will continue to urge Myanmar's security forces to respect those civilians as it conducts security operations.

More than 370,000 minority Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh to escape violence since August 25, according to the United Nations, an average of nearly 20,000 a day.

Late previous year, a group of insurgents who call themselves the Arakan Rohingya Solidarity Army (ARSA) started attacking security outposts belonging to the Myanmar army in Rakhine state, the native. They are denied citizenship and regarded as illegal migrants from Bangladesh.

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