Will Aung San Suu Kyi step up to halt Rohingya crisis?

Houses were on fire in Gawdu Zara village, northern Rakhine state, Myanmar, on Thursday. Journalists saw new fires burning in the Myanmar village that had been abandoned by Rohingya Muslims, and where pages from Islamic texts were seen ripped and left on the ground. (Associated Press)

By Al Jazeera
September 15, 2017

UN urges Myanmar's military and its leader to stop the 'catastrophic' violence in Rakhine state.




Global pressure is mounting on Myanmar's army and the country's leader Aung San Suu Kyi to end the killing and displacement of the Rohingya.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called the killings "catastrophic" and "completely unacceptable". 

He says the Myanmar military should suspend its operation in the western Rakhine state and allow the Rohingya to return to their villages.

At least 400,000 people have fled to Bangladesh since the violence escalated late last month.

As more Rohingya flee to Bangladesh, what will it take to stop this violence?

Presenter: Jane Dutton

Guests:

Phil Robertson - deputy Asia director, Human Rights Watch

Maung Zarni - visiting fellow on Myanmar at the London School of Economics and founder of the Free Burma Coalition

Abdul Rasheed - founder and chairman of the Rohingya Foundation Community

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