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Rohingya: Suu Kyi

rohingya: Suu Kyi and Duterte met in New Delhi this week at a summit of Southeast Asian leaders on the 25th anniversary of ASEAN-India ties, according to Toronto Star. Nearly 700,000 Rohingya have fled Burma's Rakhine state for Bangladesh since the beginning of August, after Myanmar security forces began clearance operations in their villages in the wake of attacks by Rohingya insurgents on police posts. Duterte said he told Suu Kyi to ignore human right activists, describing them as a noisy bunch. The U.N. has described the campaign as ethnic cleansing. Article Continued Below Still, Suu Kyi has faced widespread international criticism for not speaking out in defence of the Rohingya, especially given her history as a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Though Suu Kyi has been the de facto head of Burma's civilian government since her party swept elections in 2015, she is constitutionally limited in her control of the country and the military is in charge of the operations in Rakhine. ( As reported in the news.