World|politics|November 2, 2017 / 02:53 PM
Myanmar's Suu Kyi visits troubled Rakhine
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AKIPRESS.COM - Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived in Rakhine for the first time since violence erupted in the state in late August.

She is visiting the regional capital Sittwe and other towns during an unannounced one-day trip, BBC reported.

She has been criticised around the world for not stopping a military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, amid allegations of ethnic cleansing.

About 600,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since 25 August.

The unrest in troubled Rakhine was sparked by deadly attacks on police stations across the state, blamed on a newly emerged militant group, the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (Arsa).

Scores of people were killed in the ensuing military crackdown, and there are widespread allegations of villages being burned and Rohingya being driven out.

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