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Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi remain silence on prosecution and exodus of Rohingya Muslims

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(Naypyidaw-AlummahWorld-Dhu-AlHijjah14,1438H) Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi remains silence on prosecution, grave tortures, burning of houses and exodus of Rohingya Muslims, a minority in her country.

Although, in a statement issued by Ms. Suu Kyi's office on Facebook, she said the Government had "already started defending all the people in Rakhine in the best way possible" and warned against misinformation that could mar relations with other countries. In her statement, there is no mention of recent killings of Rohingya Muslims or if the government of Myanmar willing to investigate reports of such brutalities and destruction of houses in the hands of armed forces.

Ms. Suu Kyi the leader of the Buddhist-majority country has come under pressure from countries with Muslim populations over the crisis, and United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres warned of the risk of ethnic cleansing and regional destabilization.

In a rare letter expressing concern that the violence that has raged for nearly two weeks in the north-eastern state could spiral into a "humanitarian catastrophe", Mr. Guterres urged the UN Security Council to press for restraint and calm.

Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan and other Islamic countries strongly urging Myanmar and Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi to control excessive use of power against Rohingya Muslims who are rapidly fleeing to Bangladesh in search of a shelter.

Unlike United Nations, United States, Britain, France, China, Russia, Germany, France and many more European nations yet to forced Myanmar officially to stop brutal treatment against Rohingya minority and provide access of U.N observers and Human Rights organization to the troubled areas such as estate of Rakhine where most of Rohingya lives.

Due to failure of Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi in addressing the issue in an open and prompt manner, has been accused by Western critics of not speaking out for the minority that has long complained of persecution, and some have called for Nobel Peace Prize she won in 1991 as a champion of democracy to be revoked citing her silence and ignorance over the prosecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

In August this year, the Rakhine Advisory Commission headed by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, released its 63-page report on Thursday, stating the Rakhine Muslim community, the Rohingya, had become vulnerable to human rights abuses due to a protracted conflict, statelessness and discrimination. The report also pointed out that about 10 percent of the world's stateless people live in Myanmar and that Rohingya make up the single largest stateless community in the world.

The biggest obstacle to peace in Rakhine, the commission notes, is the issue of citizenship. Almost all other issues are linked to citizenship - for instance, access to education and the right to vote and work. 

"If this issue is not addressed, it will continue to cause significant human suffering and insecurity, while also holding back the economic and social development of the entire state," the report said.

But the government of de-fecto Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi did not carried out any measures recommended by the Advisory Commission and repeatedly failed to ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims. The EU has called for the UN to send a mission to probe allegations of torture, rape and executions by the military against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar. But Ms. Suu Kyi  also failed to allow a UN fact-finding mission to Myanmar to probe rights.