Suu Kyi's response to the international criticism being leveled against her saw her denounce the "false news." This is actually just a chaser for the obstruction of the Human Rights Council Fact-Finding Mission, which would like to investigate for crimes against humanity, and a systematic denial of emergency relief.
There are more than 1 million Rohingya in Myanmar, but the government recognizes them neither as Burmese nor as a community of their own, maintaining instead that they're a scattering of illegal, opportunistic immigrants from Bangladesh.
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When earlier this year the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights accused the military of massacres, torture, gang rapes, and use of land mines, Suu Kyi's administration accused the UN of a smear campaign. Suu Kyi refuses to mention the Rohingya by name, which lines up with the narrative Burmese officials have stuck to for years.There are more than 1 million Rohingya in Myanmar, but the government recognizes them neither as Burmese nor as a community of their own, maintaining instead that they're a scattering of illegal, opportunistic immigrants from Bangladesh. They aren't officially recognized as a Burmese minority; they aren't even granted citizenship.
The reason you'll always see Suu Kyi described as the country's "de facto" leader is because the parameters of Burma's constitution don't allow for her to actually be named prime minister. Her election in 2015 marked the end of a decades-long era of military rule, but the military still retains control over border affairs. In Burma, the holder of the highest political office and the commander-in-chief are not the same person, so Suu Kyi doesn't control the military, which ultimately controls pretty much everything. The most forgiving view of her to take here would be that she's just doing her best not to rock the boat for sake of the nation's majority, since the military could declare martial law at whatever point they decided she was straying too far from her lane.. Which leaves us where we are today.
Since even the largest aid organizations are overwhelmed and still figuring out how to organize, this is one of those crises about which everyone says they must do something but can't yet provide an actionable description of what exactly that something is. Nations including Japan, Turkey, Iran, Indonesia, Morocco, India, Malaysia, Thailand, and China have all extended offers of aid in some form, though lots of those have political agendas of their own.
The most popular petition remains the one to take away Suu Kyi's Nobel Peace Prize.