UNICEF deputy representative hails Suu Kyi for inviting UN collaboration to resolve Rohingya crisis

ANI | Updated: Sep 19, 2017 11:58 IST

Naypyitaw [Myanmar], September 19 (ANI): The UNICEF Deputy Representative, Paul Edwards, on Tuesday hailed Myanmar State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi's statement welcoming the collaboration with United Nations to resolve the Rohingya crisis and said that it is start of a new period.

In an exclusive interview to ANI, the UNICEF Deputy Representative said, "She (Aung San Suu Kyi) is welcoming the collaboration with the international community, and with the United Nations. I hope that this is the start of a new period, where we can work together."

Addressing the media in capital Naypyitaw, Suu Kyi said that Myanmar has invited the international community to lead a commission that would help resolve long-standing problems in the Rakhine state.

"Myanmar has invited former U.N. general secretary Dr. Kofi Annan to lead a commission that would help us resolve the long-standing problems in the Rakhine state. We are determined to implement recommendations of the commission. They will bring speedy improvement in the situation within a short frame of time. The government is trying its best to restore the situation to normalcy," Myanmar's de-facto leader had stated.

Reacting to Suu Kyi's allegation and counter allegation statement, the UNICEF Deputy Representative said, "I think she is being very clear that law of the land will prevail and that is how, I think, the things should be."

Speaking on the Rohingya crisis in the country, Suu Kyi had said that the government does not fear scrutiny by the international community, even as more than 4,00,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled from the northern Rakhine State.

"There have been allegations and counter-allegations that need to be investigated. The government still needs to find out what the real problems are," Suu Kyi said.

Suu Kyi further said that an action would be taken against anyone, who goes against the law of the land or violates human rights, 'regardless of race or political position.'(ANI)