The Straits Times
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Published on Nov 08, 2012
 

Suu Kyi wants Myanmar government to act against unrest

 
 

YANGON (AP) - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and lawmakers from ethnic minority parties are calling on the government to deploy more troops to restore peace and stability in a western state hit by recent deadly violence between Buddhists and Muslims.

They issued a statement on Wednesday urging the government to explain its policies on handling the ethnic conflict in Rakhine state, where officials say about 90 people were killed last month and more than 30,000 made homeless.

They stressed that the concerns of both groups - Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims - should be addressed.

In earlier violence in June, about the same number of people were killed and 75,000 were made homeless.