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As global scrutiny of Rohingya crisis intensifies, Myanmar's Suu Kyi cancels trip to UN General Assembly

'The state counsellor won't attend the meeting of the United Nations General Assembly,' Suu Kyi's spokesman said. He did not give any further details. Photograph: (DNA)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Sep 13, 2017, 04.55 AM (IST)

Myanmar's de factor leader Aung San Suu Kyi will not attend a United Nations General Assembly meeting later this month. 

AFP reported Suu Kyi's spokesman as making the announcement, as global scrutiny of the Rohingya crisis intensifies. 

"The state counsellor won't attend the meeting of the United Nations General Assembly," AFP reported government spokesman Zaw Htay as saying.

Htay did not give any further details.

Also read: Rohingya children beheaded, civilians burned alive by Myanmarese security forces

As many as 370,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh in recent weeks, amidst allegations that Myanmar is carrying out a "progrom" or "genocide" against them. 

“The situation seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing,” the top UN human rights official recently said. 

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