Given Aung San Suu Kyi’s high profile as a human rights campaigner, this is an effective counter to the information campaign against Myanmar by Muslims and Western media.
Aung San Suu Kyi has blamed “terrorists” for “a huge iceberg of misinformation” about violence in western Myanmar that has forced more than 140,000 Rohingya refugees into neighbouring Bangladesh.
The de-facto leader of Myanmar is under growing pressure to halt “clearance operations” by security forces in Rakhine state that the United Nations secretary-general has warned could verge on ethnic cleansing.
A statement posted by Aung San Suu Kyi’s office to Facebook on Wednesday said she had spoken with Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan about the crisis that he has repeatedly called a “genocide”.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar
Myanmar (MM) is estimated to have a population of 54.6 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.8% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 2.2 million.