In her first reaction to the events, Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the ruling party in Myanmar and the Nobel Peace Prize winner, who was criticized by the media for her silence against the killing of the Rohingya minority, declared that her supports all people in the state of Rakhine.
She also criticized the “a huge iceberg of misinformation” that are aligned with the interests of the terrorists.
According to a post sent by Aung San Suu Kyi´s office to Facebook on Wednesday, said she had spoken with Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdo?an about the crisis that he has repeatedly called a “genocide”.
Over the past two weeks, more than 123,000 Rohingya Muslims have escaped from Rakhine, northern Myanmar, and have taken refuge in Bangladesh, according to the United Nations.
She said the government “had already started defending all the people in Rakhine in the best way possible and expressed that there should be no misinformation to create trouble between the two countries”.
“That kind of fake information which was inflicted on the deputy prime minister was simply the tip of a huge iceberg of misinformation calculated to create a lot of problems between different communities and with the aim of promoting the interest of the terrorists,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch announced two days ago that more than 30,000 Rohingya runaways escaped from Myanmar troops to the mountain of Rakhine and are trapped there without access to water, food, and health services.