Published on 19 Sep 2017 Sections

Rohingya refugees describe horror they left behind

Asia Correspondent

President Trump’s speech did not address the Myanmar crisis that’s led more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee their homeland. Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who cancelled her visit to the UN General Assembly, has refused to blame the army for the conflict. But in her first countrywide address on the issue, the Nobel Peace laureate said she felt “deeply” for the suffering of “all people” in the conflict. Her statement seems to fly in the face of reports from the refugees who have spoken of burned villages, mass shootings and¬†much¬†worse.