Nobel Peace Prize victor Aung San Suu Kyi is blaming fake media reports for fanning global outrage over religious violence in the north of Myanmar. "Slowly, one after another, villages are being burnt down - I believe that Rohingya are already wiped out completely from Rathedaung", said Ms Chris Lewa of Rohingya monitoring group The Arakan Project.
Suu Kyi said that such misinformation helps promote the interests of "terrorists", a reference to Rohingya insurgents whose deadly attacks on Burma security posts 25 August triggered the latest military crackdown and streams of refugees.
The organisation which oversees the Novel Peace Prize is unable to withdraw the honour from Myanmar President Aung San Suu Kyi, in spite of the fact her government is committing "genocide" against the Rohingya Muslims in the country.
"I am now elderly, decrepit and formally retired, but breaking my vow to remain silent on public affairs out of profound sadness".
'The images we are seeing of the suffering of the Rohingya fill us with pain and dread.
Tutu's September 7 letter came as the United Nations migration agency, the IOM and the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR both said that 270,000 people have fled violence in Myanmar to seek safety in Bangladesh in two weeks. "The number of people who have been displaced is hundreds of thousands", Malala said in an interview to the BBC, as she called for an worldwide response to the violence in Myanmar.
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"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".
The number of Rohingya fleeing Rakhine has reached more than 125,000, 80 percent of whom are women and children, said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake.
"My dear sister", he goes on to write, "If the political price of your ascension to the highest office in Myanmar is your silence, the price is surely too steep". "We pray for you to intervene in the escalating crisis and guide your people back towards the path of righteousness".
Summary: Khader, Sahitya Akademi award-winning Malayalam writer, who was born at Bilin in Mon State of the then Burma, says the onus is on Ms. Suu Kyi to take steps to give citizenship rights to the Rohingya.
"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.