by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/02/17, 11:49 am
Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar (also known as Burma), for the first time on Thursday visited the conflict-torn Rakhine state, from which more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled following military attacks. The Nobel laureate has faced international criticism for her silence on the unrest that began in late August. Government spokesman Zaw Htay told Agence France-Presse that Suu Kyi arrived in Sittwe, the state’s capital, and will visit the restive Maungdaw and Buthiduang towns in the north.