Myanmar’s leader Aung Suu Kyi has arrived in Rakhine for her maiden visit to the state after the start of the Rohingya crisis.
Aung Suu Kyi, the much-criticized leader from Myanmar, has arrived in the conflict-ridden Rakhine state. This is her first visit to the state after the start of the Rohingya crisis.
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Suu Kyi would be visiting the state capital Sittwe, and then on to Maungdaw and Buthiduang, according to government officials.
Suu Kyi, who is a Nobel Peace Prize winner, last visited the region in 2003. She has been criticised by the international community for failing to stand up for the rights of the Rohingyas.
Over 600,000 Rohingyas have fled Rakhine to Bangladesh since August this year following reports of state-sponsored atrocities against them.
-Atharva Pandit, with AP inputs.