14 September 2017

News Story: Myanmar's Suu Kyi urges national reconciliation amid Rohingya crisis

CAIRO, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Egypt has urged the UN Security Council (UNSC) to hold an emergency meeting to tackle the Rohingya Muslims crisis, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman said Wednesday.

Spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said that Egypt's request was propped up by Sweden, Britain, Kazakhstan and Senegal during a UNSC meeting.

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi will urge national reconciliation and peace in her first speech since start of Rohingya crisis, local media reported on Wednesday.

At a press conference late Wednesday Myanmar government spokesman Zaw Htay said Suu Kyi would "speak for national reconciliation and peace" in a televised address on September 19.

A crackdown by Myanmar's army, launched in response to attacks by Rohingya militants on August 25, has pushed vast numbers of refugees from the stateless Muslim minority across the border.

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