Canada Canada's Trudeau urges Suu Kyi to end Myanmar violence

07:11  14 september  2017
07:11  14 september  2017 Source:   AFP

Trudeau to Suu Kyi: speak out on Rohingya

  Trudeau to Suu Kyi: speak out on Rohingya OTTAWA - Aung San Suu Kyi must publicly condemn the atrocities being committed against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, or else her rhetoric and global reputation as a champion of human rights will mean nothing, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. "It is with profound surprise, disappointment and dismay that your fellow Canadians have witnessed your continuing silence in the face of the brutal oppression of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim people," Trudeau "It is with profound surprise, disappointment and dismay that your fellow Canadians have witnessed your continuing silence in the face of the brutal oppression of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim people," Trudeau wrote Monday in a letter to Suu Kyi, the de facto leader of Myanmar

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Wednesday urged Myanmar ' s leader Aung San Suu Kyi to end the violence which has seen nearly 380,000 Rohingya Muslims Suu Kyi , an honorary citizen of Canada and Nobel laureate, has been criticized for her ambiguous position on the Rohingya crisis.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Wednesday urged Myanmar ' s leader Aung San Suu Kyi to end the violence which has seen nearly 380,000 Rohingya Muslims flee to neighboring Bangladesh. During a phone call, Trudeau stressed Suu Kyi ' s role as a "moral and political leader" for the nation

Over 380,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh amid a campaign of violence by the army © Provided by AFP Over 380,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh amid a campaign of violence by the army

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Wednesday urged Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi to end the violence which has seen nearly 380,000 Rohingya Muslims flee to neighboring Bangladesh.

During a phone call, Trudeau stressed Suu Kyi's role as a "moral and political leader" for the nation, as he voiced his "deep concerns over the situation in Rakhine state for Rohingya Muslims," his office said in a statement.

According to human rights organizations, 379,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar so far amid the army's ongoing violent response to attacks by Rohingya militants in Rakhine state last month.

Advocates urge Canada to do more for Rohingya

  Advocates urge Canada to do more for Rohingya At least 250 people rallied on Parliament Hill on Sunday to demand the Canadian government do more than use their words to call for an end to the atrocities committed against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. The powerful military in Myanmar is accused of burning down the homes Rohingya Muslims, forcing more than 400,000 members of the persecuted minority to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh as refugees, according to the latest figures from the United Nations.

Montreal: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Wednesday urged Myanmar ' s leader Aung San Suu Kyi to end the violence which has seen nearly 380,000 Rohingya Suu Kyi , an honorary citizen of Canada and Nobel laureate, has been criticized for her ambiguous position on the Rohingya crisis.

MONTREAL: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Wednesday urged Myanmar ' s leader Aung San Suu Kyi to end the violence which has seen nearly 380,000 Suu Kyi , an honorary citizen of Canada and Nobel laureate, has been criticized for her ambiguous position on the Rohingya crisis.

Trudeau called upon Myanmar's military and civilian leaders to "take a strong stand in ending the violence, promoting the protection of civilians and promoting unimpeded access for the UN and international humanitarian actors."

The UN has described the army's violent crackdown as a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing", and called for "immediate steps" to end the violence Wednesday.

Suu Kyi, an honorary citizen of Canada and Nobel laureate, has been criticized for her ambiguous position on the Rohingya crisis.

At a press conference late Wednesday, government spokesman Zaw Htay announced Suu Kyi will address citizens next week with a message of peace and national reconciliation.

The Myanmar leader has cancelled a trip to New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly to tackle the crisis unfurling at home.

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TORONTO - The strongest opposition to including issues such as gender equality in discussions over the North American Free Trade Agreement has come not from the United States but from within Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday. Speaking during a question and answer session at the first Toronto edition of the Women in the World conference, the prime minister said his government has faced hurdles in adding a gender chapter to NAFTA as it did in a free trade deal with Chile.

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