Back
Home » World News
  •  
    Filmi Bollywood
    • Prabhas Starrer Saaho Has A Beyonce Connection? Read Details Here
    • Richa Chadha On Sexual Harassment Allegations On Rajkumar Hirani: I’m Not Defending Him Or The Girl!
    • Priyanka Chopra- Nick Jonas Enjoy The Winter In LA After Their Caribbean Honeymoon! [PICS]
    • Malaika Arora Says, 'Take Me Back' With Her Milan Vacation Pic; BF Arjun Kapoor Reacts Like This!
    • Why Cheat India Movie Review: Emraan Hashmi Passes The Test With His Enjoyable Performance!
    • Not Ranbir Kapoor! Varun Dhawan To Team Up With Ranveer Singh For Andaz Apna Apna Reloaded?
    • Total Dhamaal First Poster: Ajay, Anil, Madhuri, Arshad Get Ready For The Wildest Adventure Ever!
    • Lions Gold Awards Red Carpet: Aparshakti Khurana, Saqib Saleem, Neena Gupta Make Heads Turn!
    • Shahrukh Khan's Fighting Spirit Can't Be Defeated, Says He'll Come Back STRONGER After Zero Debacle
    • Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Sentenced To Life Imprisonment In Journalist's Murder Case!
    • Why Cheat India Movie Review: Live Audience Update On The Emraan Hashmi Starrer
    • Katrina Kaif, Isabelle Kaif, Salman Khan & Others Snapped At The Same Club!
    • Pre Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's Entry! Karisma Kapoor Is Abhishek's Gift To His Parents: Jaya Bachchan
    • #Metoo Mystery: Woman Accuses T-Series Owner Bhushan Kumar; Retracts Claim
    • Kabir Khan Reveals Shooting Schedule For Ranveer Singh Starrer ‘83
    • Sara Ali Khan Might Go CRAZY; Her Dream To Work With Kartik Aaryan Is In ‘Work In Progress’ Mode
Myanmar on path to peace and reconciliation, says Suu Kyi
India TV | 22nd Sep, 2016 10:40 AM

Myanmar's Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi told the United Nations General Assembly that her country is on the path to peace and reconciliation after last year's successful election.

The former political prisoner made her first speech at the UN General Assembly since forming a democratically elected government and called for international understanding as Myanmar grapples with sectarian tensions.

Suu Kyi's appearance Monday at the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations is the latest landmark in a personal and national transformation as the country also known as Burma emerges from five decades of military rule.

But she also had to address concerns about the situation in troubled Rakhine state, where longstanding discrimination by majority Buddhists against Muslim Rohingya exploded into bloody violence in 2012.

More than 100,000 people, mostly Rohingyas, are still in displacement camps.

Suu Kyi said the new government was "standing firm against the forces of prejudice and intolerance." 

She said that and as a responsible nation, "we do not fear international scrutiny. We are committed to a sustainable solution that will lead to peace, stability and development for all communities within the state."

But Suu Kyi, who has been criticized by some human rights activists for not speaking out forcefully in support of the Rohingya, did not mention the group by name in her speech.

It's a contentious issue among Buddhists in Rakhine, who consider the Rohingya to be illegal immigrants from neighboring Bangladesh and customarily call them "Bengali." Suu Kyi, 71, is the daughter of Myanmar's founding father.

She spent some 15 years in detention, mostly house arrest, when she led the pro-democratic opposition. Political reforms began five years ago, culminating in an election last November, won by her party.

Although a junta-era constitution still bars her from the presidency and the military remains politically powerful, she has the title of state counsellor and effectively heads the government.

The Nobel peace laureate said that through the election, the people of Myanmar exercised their right to fashion their dreams and aspirations for their country.

She said national reconciliation in Myanmar an ethnically diverse country riven by long-running civil conflict is her government's highest priority.

   
 
Health and Life
  • Alkalosis: Symptoms, Types, Causes & Prevention
  • Tailbone Pain (Coccydynia): Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment
  • 22 Surprising Health Benefits Of Brussels Sprouts
    • Bok Choy (Chinese Cabbage): Nutrition, Benefits & Recipes
    • Insulin Plant: Does It Cure Diabetes? Benefits, Dosage & Risks
    • 10 Amazing Nutritional Health Benefits Of Artichokes
      • Salmonella Infection: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment
      • Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD): Symptoms, Causes & Prevention
      • Gokhru: Health Benefits, Uses, Nutritional Value & Dosage
        • Rubella (German Measles): Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
        • Pomace Olive Oil: Benefits, Types & Comparison With Olive Oil
        • Top 12 Foods That Are Rich In Serotonin & Ways To Increase It
          • Leukodystrophy: Types, Symptoms, Causes & Treatment
          • 17 Lesser Known Benefits Of Kiwano (Horned Melon)
          • 11 Lesser Known Health Benefits of Elderberry And How To Consume It
            • 11 Fantastic Nutritional Health Benefits Of Taro Root (Arbi)
            • Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Causes, Treatments and Prevention
            • Endometrial Cancer: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment
              • 11 Effective Yoga Poses To Treat Muscle Pain
              • Claustrophobia: Types, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
              • 12 Amazing Nutritional Health Benefits Of Giloy