Suu Kyi: Terrorists are to blame

Posted September 07, 2017

In a Facebook statement, Aung San Suu Kyi said the government had "already started defending all the people in Rakhine in the best way possible".

They also called for setting up a special fund to help the Rohingya seeking refuge in Bangladesh, suspending diplomatic relations with Myanmar, boycotting Myanmarese goods, and to contact the OIC and the United Nations to find an immediate solution to the problem.

"We have a long border with Myanmar (1643-kilometer-long) where we have security concerns, there are certain insurgents groups from India that find shelters across this border", Misri told ANI in an exclusive interview.

Underlining the importance of maritime security, the Prime Minister said, "Myanmar and India, being neighbours, our outlook and focus on security are similar".

Suu Kyi made the comments in a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Efe news quoted her office as saying.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the Indian diaspora in Myanmar's Yangon city.

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Prime Minister Modi also announced gratis visas for people of Myanmar and promised to release the 40 Myanmarese citizens, lodged in Indian jails. The Prime Minister also called on President Kyaw soon after he arrived in the country on his first bilateral visit. China wields influence with several of the militant groups that Suu Kyi has tried to bring to a dialogue with the government - giving it leverage in Myanmar's peace process that India can't match. The Myanmar leader thanked Modi for his support against the "terror threat" her country faces.

The prime minister's visit to Myanmar comes amid a spike in ethnic violence with Rohingya Muslims in the Rakhine state.

The Myanmar leader added, "The respective fathers of our Independence movement were close to each other and I think this closeness has been maintained throughout the seven decades and we truly believe that this will continue to be maintained in the years to come". Myanmar is one of India's strategic neighbours and shares a 1,640-km-long border with a number of northeastern states including militancy-hit Nagaland and Manipur.