Hunt vows to raise Rohingya crisis with Aung San Suu Kyi

Jeremy Hunt has promised to raise the Rohingya crisis when he meets Myanmar's embattled civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
The foreign secretary has arrived in Myanmar for a two-day trip, just 48 hours after UN investigators said the country's generals should be prosecuted for genocide over the crisis.Myanmar rejected the independent fact-finding mission's report as one-sided.As well as meeting Suu Kyi in Myanmar, Mr Hunt will visit the epicentre of the Rohingya crisis, which saw a Muslim minority driven from Rakhine state into Bangladesh last year.
Hunt vows to raise Rohingya crisis with Aung San Suu Kyi

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Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, has seen her reputation crumble after her failure to speak up for the Rohingya people.Global pressure is building on the country after the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court announced this week that she was opening a preliminary investigation into the crisis.Mr Hunt has promised to raise both the plight of the Rohingyas and the case of two imprisoned Reuters journalists during his meeting with Suu Kyi.
Arrived in Burma for talks with leaders & to see humanitarian issues firsthand. If you’ve got questions about the situation in Burma, please send them in a tweet and I will do my best to answer you whilst I am here— Jeremy Hunt (@Jeremy_Hunt) September 19, 2018
The foreign secretary's trip is the most high-profile by a UK representative since his predecessor Boris Johnson visited in February.Using the country's former name, Mr Hunt tweeted: "I'm in Burma this week to see first-hand some of the issues around the humanitarian crisis faced by the Rohingya people."I'm going to be meeting some of the Burmese military and civilian leaders."He then invited social media users to ask him any questions about the situation in Myanmar via Twitter.
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