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Rohingya People: Suu and Pence

rohingya people: Vice President Mike Pence told Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday that the violence the Rohingya people have experienced is without excuse, according to Toronto Star. Suu Kyi said Myanmar's leaders are in a better position to explain the situation. In a meeting on the sidelines of a regional summit in Singapore, Pence told Suu Kyi that he was anxious to hear about progress in resolving the crisis, which stems from a violent military crackdown in Burma's Rakhine state that the United Nations has called ethnic cleansing. The violence and persecution by military and vigilantes that resulted in driving 700,000 Rohingya to Bangladesh is without excuse, Pence said. Pence also said Burma's arrest and conviction of two Reuters journalists was deeply troubling to millions of Americans. He added that he was eager to hear about how Burma will enable the Rohingya to voluntarily return home. ( As reported in the news.