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The Problem With Suu Kyi's Rohingya Speech in Myanmar

The Problem With Suu Kyi's Rohingya Speech in Myanmar

South Korea will extend US$1.5 million worth of humanitarian assistance for refugees from Myanmar after an outbreak of violence last month caused an exodus into neighboring Bangladesh, the foreign ministry said Wednesday.

"We are determined to implement the recommendations of the commission" for a rapid improvement to the situation and "bring an end to suffering of all people", Suu Kyi said, though the government will prioritize the recommended initiatives that are achievable in the short term.

Japanese foreign minister Taro Kono made the comment during a meeting with his Bangladesh counterpart AH Mahmood Ali in NY on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday. "These people left everything", Mr Khan told the ABC, saying that the refugees' desperation made them easy recruits.

While expressing Malaysia's grave concerns on the matter, Anifah said there is concern that the Islamic State militant group, seeking to further expand its network in Southeast Asia and South Asia, would take advantage of the crisis.

The Central government had on September 18 had told the apex court that the moves to deport Rohingya was a policy decision in the larger interests of the country and that some of the Rohingya refugees were linked to Pakistani terrorist groups.

Myanmar do not recognise the Rohingya as citizens, considering them to be Bengali immigrants, and impose multiple restrictions on them.

Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi was condemned early on in the crisis after photos of World Food Programme (WFP) food packages were shared on her office's Facebook page after apparently being seized from the Rohingya militants.

Myanmar's government is facing mounting worldwide criticism for its response to the Rohingya crisis. The Rohingyas claimed that if they go back to Myanmar they would be killed by the military of the country.

Myanmar's government says more than 400 people, majority insurgents have been killed since then.

Rights groups have urged India to abide by its global obligations after the government said last month it had asked state authorities to identify and deport the Rohingya living in their terriory.

Rohingya people have fled the country by the hundreds of thousands as the military has set fire to their villages and conducted mass killings and gang rapes. He has warned that their actions constitute ethnic cleansing. "Myanmar does not fear global scrutiny and is committed to bringing a sustainable solution that will bring peace, stability and development for all communities within that state".