Myanmar leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, on Tuesday broke her silence on the ongoing Rohingya crisis and said that she has invited Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, to lead a commission that would help Myanmar resolve the problems in Rakhine. She has also invited members of the international community to visit and take steps to solve the issues. Suu Kyi said that the country is a complex nation and it achieved peace and stability after 70 years of internal conflict, and people expect the country to overcome all the challenges in the minimum time possible.
Speaking to the people of Myanmar through a live TV address, Suu Kyi condemned all human rights violations, saying that the government is committed to peace and the rule of law in Myanmar. The leader assured the people that the government is making all efforts to restore peace and stability in Myanmar and to bring harmony in Rakhine community.
“Myanmar does not fear international scrutiny, committed to a sustainable solution in Rakhine state,” she added.
“We will start a verification process for those Rohingya who wish to return,” she said. Suu Kyi also said that the nation wants to know the reason behind the exodus. “Myanmar feels deeply for (the) suffering of all groups in Rakhine, concerned to hear about Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh,” she said. Many Muslim villagers have stayed, not all have fled, Suu Kyi said.
“We have made a central committee for implementing rule of law and development in Rakhine,” she said. Reminding people that the government has only come in power for last 18 months, Suu Kyi said despite the short time, it (the government) continued the program of development and establishment of peace in the country.