Published On : Tue, Sep 19th, 2017

Myanmar ready to accept Rohingya refugees back: Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi delivers the State of the Union address in Nay Pyi Taw.

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally speaks on the Rohingya refugee crisis.

Her silence on the continued communal violence scorching through the Rakhine state of Myanmar has been condemned world over with demands that the Nobel Peace prize be recalled.

In this televised speech on the Rohingya refugee crisis she says Myanmar is ready to accept Rohingya refugees back into the country.

Around 40,000 Rohingyas have settled in India.

About 16,000 are registered with the United Nation’s refugee agency. Highlights of her speech.

Myanmar ‘feels deeply for suffering’ of all groups in Rakhine.

Myanmar is a complex nation. People expect us to overcome all challenges in shortest time possible.

We condemn all human rights violations, we are committed to peace and rule of law.

We do not fear international scrutiny. Peace and stability was something we had to achieve after nearly 70 years of internal conflict.

We are now starting another round of humanitarian aid.

She said the earlier round of humanitarian aid had reached 95 per cent of those affected.

We are ready to start a verification process and refugees from Myanmar will be accepted back.