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Suu Kyi says Myanmar unrest an 'international tragedy'

Published on Nov 15, 2012 4:57 PM
 

NEW DELHI, Nov 15, 2012 (AFP) - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday described violence in west Myanmar between Buddhists and Muslims as a "huge international tragedy" and said illegal migration from Bangladesh had to be stopped.

Ms Suu Kyi, on a visit to neighbouring India, said she had declined to speak out on behalf of stateless Rohingya Muslims who live on both sides of the border as she wanted to promote reconciliation after recent bloodshed.

More than 100,000 people have been displaced in Myanmar since June in two major outbreaks of violence in the western state of Rakhine, where renewed clashes last month uprooted about 30,000 people.

Dozens have been killed on both sides and thousands of homes torched.

 
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