Aung San Suu Kyi, State Councilor and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Myanmar, and the political leader of the country, “condemned” any human rights violations in the territory of the western state of Rakhine.
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“Everyone who is guilty of violations must be brought before the law,” Aung San Suu Kyi said on Tuesday during her address to parliament in Naypyidaw, which was broadcast on her Facebook page. Thus, she commented on the situation in the state of Rakhine, where in late August, as a result of the outbreak of violence, more than 400 people were killed.
Aung San Suu Kyi said that Myanmar is ready to conduct a check on refugees who want to return to the republic after the outbreak of violence in Rakhine State. “We are ready to begin testing those refugees who want to return,” Suu Kyi said. She stressed that she “does not fear close attention from the international community” to the problems of Myanmar.
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