Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi spoke out on Tuesday concerning the violence carried out against Muslim Rohingya in Myanmar.
Suu Kyi condemned any human rights violations in troubled Rakhine State and said anyone responsible would face the law, and that she felt deeply for the suffering of everyone caught up in the conflict there.
The Nobel Peace laureate’s remarks came in her first address to the nation since attacks by Rohingya Muslim insurgents on Aug. 25 sparked a military response that has forced more than 410,000 Rohingya into neighbouring Bangladesh.
She said Myanmar did not fear international scrutiny and was committed to a sustainable solution to the strife.
Meanwhile, hundreds of people gathered in front of the City Hall in Yangon, one of the country’s largest cities, to show their support to Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi as she broke her silence and held a national address before foreign diplomats in the capital of Naypyitaw on Tuesday .
Some of the Yangon residents said that they were there to show support for their leader even though they might not understand the speech in English while others reiterated that they wanted peace in the country.
Suu Kyi condemned any human rights violations in troubled Rakhine State .