Naypyidaw [Myanmar], Nov 02 (ANI): Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi made her first visit to the violence ridden northern Rakhine state on Thursday since violence broke out, as per media reports.
In her unannounced one-day visit, Suu Kyi is expected to visit two of the epicentres of the violence.
More than 500,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh since the Myanmar security forces launched an operation against the minority community, in response to alleged attacks by militants on August 25 against 30 police posts and a regimental headquarters.
The United Nations, comparing the widespread massacre with ethnic cleansing, has said that the attacks against Rohingya have been well-organised, coordinated and systematic, with the intent of not only driving the population out of Myanmar, but preventing them from returning to their homes.
Amid the violence, Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, was heavily criticised by the world leaders and various groups over her indifferent response to the violence.
In September, Suu Kyi's portrait was removed from public display at the Oxford college.