UN official expresses 'deep disappointment' in Aung San Suu Kyi
ANI | Updated: Oct 27, 2017 15:08 IST
Naypyidaw [Myanmar], October 27 (ANI): Given the state of affairs in Myanmar's restive Rakhine state, the United Nations investigator of human rights abuses in the country expressed deep disappointment in Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi over her 'indifferent' response to the violence against the Rohingya Muslims.
"It has really baffled everyone, and has really baffled me, about Daw Aung's non-position on this issue, she has not ever recognised that there is such a people called Rohingya - that's a starting point. I'm very disappointed," said Lee while speaking to reporters at the United Nations.
There was no immediate response to Lee's comments from Myanmar's diplomatic mission to the United Nations.
"If the Myanmar leader were to "reach out to the people and say, 'Hey, let's show some humanity,' I think people will follow her - she's adored by the public," reported New York Times quoting Lee as saying.
Earlier in September, Suu Kyi's portrait was removed from public display at the Oxford college.
The Rohingyas are not recognised by Myanmar as its citizens and are called Bengali by them.
More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled the country to walk by foot or sail in rickety boats to arrive in neighbouring Bangladesh. (ANI)