USA condemns the violence not Myanmar government

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

Aung San Suu Kyi will give a public address next week on the crisis involving Burma's Rohingya minority, her spokesman has said. The UN should send a fact-finding mission to Rakhine State and persuade the Myanmar Government to allow necessary humanitarian access for the Rohingya Muslim population.

Talking to reporters here, Tillerson also likened the violence against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims to ethnic cleansing.

"The humanitarian situation is catastrophic", he said, noting that at the time of his briefing to the press last week, there were 125,000 Rohingya who had fled into Bangladesh.

Reportedly driven from their villages in Myanmar by arson and genocidal attacks, some 391,000 refugees, mostly children, have crossed the border, according to the UN's most recent estimates.

"It is a defining moment, in many ways, for this new emerging democracy, although it is a power-sharing arrangement", Tillerson said.

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In a letter addressed directly to the Burmese leader seen by the Daily Telegraph, Ms Thompson wrote: "Few people have inspired me in my life the way you do. but I can not stay silent when women and children suffer".

"I think it is important that the global community speak out in support of what we all know the expectation is for the treatment of people regardless of their ethnicity", he added.

Violence in Myanmar has invited reactions from around the world.

Britain and the United States have issued their clearest call yet for the Myanmar Government to step in and stop what the United Nations calls an "ethnic cleansing" operation in the country's west.

The Muslim Rohingyas have been fleeing from Myanmar (Burma) by the thousands.

The Rohingya are fleeing from a Myanmar military offensive in Rakhine that began after a series of guerrilla attacks on August 25 on security posts and an army camp.

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