Tutu implores 'beloved sister' Daw Suu to end violence in Rakhine

Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi says 'fake news' is fuelling Rohingya crisis

"I want to make friends just as the girl Malala and not the Nobel laureate", said the 20-year-old, while admitting that she was feeling the "nerves".

"... I am now elderly, decrepit and formerly retired, but breaking my vow to remain silent on public affairs out of profound sadness about the Muslim minority in your country, the Rohingya".

Ms Suu Kyi was awarded the prize in 1991 while under house arrest at the hands of Myanmar's military junta, from which she was released in 2010.

Accusing Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar's of disgracing noble prize, AIP chief and MLA Lagate Er Rasheed Thursday ridiculed her claim that "Myanmar is facing the same situation what India is facing in Kashmir".

'But what some have called "ethnic cleansing" and others "a slow genocide" has persisted - and recently accelerated.

Suu Kyi has dismissed the Rohingya crisis as a misinformation campaign.

'My dear sister: if the political price of your ascension to the highest office in Myanmar is your silence, the price is surely too steep.


Warning about the risk of ethnic cleansing and destabilization of the region, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres has appealed to Myanmar's authorities to put an end to violence perpetrated against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine.

"The Rohingya fleeing Myanmar are now stateless refugees, making them even more vulnerable and adding more challenges to the search for solutions".

She added, "It is a little unreasonable to expect that the issue can be resolved in 18 months as you know that our administration has been in power for the last 18 months".

Although Muslims in Buddhist majority state are reeling under constant terror ever since the 1982 General Ne Win's government enacted the Burmese nationality law but a fresh spree of violence sparked global controversy on August 25 when a few insurgents attacked dozens of police posts and an army base.

The Myanmar government claims about 400 have been killed so far, though United Nations officials estimate the death toll at more than 1,000. Despite this however, Tutu urged her to intervene.

"As we witness the unfolding horror we pray for you to be courageous and resilient again", he said.

"We hope that all the stakeholders together can find a way out in which the unity and territorial integrity of Myanmar is respected and at the same time we can have peace, justice dignity and democratic values for all." noted Modi.

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