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Suu Kyi ‘avoided’ Rohingya discussion during UN meeting

Sayeed Muhammad

Aung San Suu Kyi avoided discussing reports of Rohingya women and girls being raped by Myanmar troops and police when she met a senior UN official, reports The Guardian referring to an internal memo.Pramila Patten, the special UN envoy on sexual violence in conflict, went to the country on a four-day visit in mid-December to discuss the crisis with government officials.But she said Suu Kyi refused to engage in “any substantive discussion” of reports that soldiers, border guard police and Rakhine Buddhist militias carried out “widespread and systematic” sexual violence in the Rakhine state.“The 45-minute meeting with the Suu Kyi, also a state counselor of the Myanmar government, was, unfortunately, not substantive in nature,” she wrote in a letter sent to UN secretary-general Antonio

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