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A long-drawn Rohingya case awaits Myanmar at world court

Rohingya refugees gather at a market inside a refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on March 7, 2019.PHOTO: REUTERS

BANGKOK - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will next month personally defend her country at the United Nations' top court against Gambia's allegation that her country committed genocide on the Rohingya.

The state counsellor, who also holds the post of Foreign Minister, caused a stir when it was announced recently that she would lead Myanmar's legal team before the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

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