Myanmar leader Aung San Kyi on Tuesday broke her silence on communal violence against the Rohingyas and said that her government condemns all human rights violations and is committed to peace and rule of law.
Here are the highlights from her speech:
*We would like you(world) to think of our country as a whole, not just as little afflicted areas: Aung San Suu Kyi
*Myanmar prepared to start a refugee verification process for those who wish to return: Aung San Suu Kyi
*There have been allegations and counter allegations,will listen to all, culprits will be punished irrespective of race or religion: Suu Kyi
*We have invited Dr Kofi Annan to lead a commission that would help us resolve long standing problems in Rakhine, Aung San Suu Kyi adds.
*We have made a central committee for implementing rule of law and development in Rakhine, Aung San Suu Kyi says.
*Many Muslim villagers have remained, not all have fled. Invite members of the international community to visit, she says.
*Govt has been making every effort to restore peace and stability and to bring harmony in Rakhine communities, says Suu Ki.
*“We would like to find out why this exodus is happening, would like to talk to the people who have fled,” Suu Ki says.
*Myanmar feels deeply for suffering of all groups in Rakhine, concerned to hear about Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, says Aung San Suu Kyi.
*Myanmar does not fear international scrutiny, committed to sustainable solution in Rakhine state.
*We condemn all human rights violations and all actions that undermine the rule of law, says Suu Kyi.
*Peace and stability was something we had to achieve after nearly 70 yrs of internal conflict.
*I must remind you that our govt has not been in power for even 18 months: Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi
*Myanmar is a complex nation. People expect us to overcome all the challenges in shortest time possible, says Aung San Suu Kyi.
Source: Deccan Chronicle