Aung San Suu Kyi cancels trip to UN General Assembly


Myanmar’s national leader Aung San Suu Kyi will not attend the upcoming UN General Assembly session in New York.

No reason was provided for her withdrawal.

Aung San Suu Kyi, whose official title is state counsellor, faces mounting criticism over the systematic killings and displacements of the Muslim-majority ethnic Rohingya in the western Rakhine State.

Since August 25, 370,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh. But a spokesperson for the NLD said she was not aware of the reason for the Aung San Suu Kyi’s withdrawal from this year’s General Assembly.

The UN Security Council is to meet on Wednesday behind closed doors for the second time since the latest crisis erupted.



Source: News agencies