Aung San Suu Kyi: No ethnic cleansing of Myanmar Muslim minority

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Aung San Suu Kyi has denied there is ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, despite widespread reports of abuses.

For many, Ms Suu Kyi's perceived silence on the Rohingya has damaged the reputation she earned as a beacon for human rights, thanks to her decades-long battle against the military junta, during much of which she was under house arrest.

Ms Suu Kyi said she had no idea why the October attacks were carried out, but speculated it may have been an effort to derail between the Myanmar state and the country's various armed ethnic insurgent groups.

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