Myanmar plays diplomatic card to avert United Nations censure

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According to United Nations reports from Myanmar in Southeast Asia, a large number of Rohingya refugees are fleeing to neighboring Bangladesh. Women and children are jailed and later burned to death.

And, as the crisis deepens, worldwide condemnation of Myanmar's de facto leader - Nobel Peace Prize victor Aung San Suu Kyi - is mounting. Many have been victims of violence also as they try to travel to Bangladesh, where conditions are also appalling.

Suu Kyi has faced increasing criticism from the worldwide community - largely from Muslim-majority countries - for the military's treatment of the Rohingya, which many believe amounts to genocide.

Almost 125,000 Rohingya have reportedly fled for neighboring Bangladesh since the conflict mounted.

"Fake information" is being used to stoke tensions in the Rohingya crisis that has seen tens of thousands flee Myanmar in recent weeks, says Aung San Suu Kyi.

He also urged neighboring and Muslim countries to help the displaced people of Myanmar, and voiced the Islamic Republic's readiness to lend a helping hand to the Rohingya.

The Rohingya are one of the world's most persecuted people.

Meanwhile in Bangladesh, soldiers tried to bring a sense of order as people arrived weak, dehydrated, and disoriented, BBC News' Sanjoy Majumder reported. Many people have been killed during the perilous boat journeys on the Naf River, which separates the two neighbouring countries.

She claimed on Wednesday that "a huge iceberg of misinformation" was spreading about violence in western Myanmar.

Rights group Amnesty International condemned Aung Suu Kyi's statement.

Suu Kyi on Tuesday blamed "terrorists" for "a huge iceberg of misinformation" on the strife in Rakhine but made no mention of the Rohingya who have fled.

Myanmar National Security Adviser Thaung Tun said at a news conference in the capital, "China is our friend and we have a similar friendly relationship with Russian Federation so it will not be possible for that issue to go forward".

The Indian delegation, led by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, said it was inappropriate and unjustified to refer to the Myanmar violence in particular as the forum was focused on the Sustainable Development Goals of all countries.

The Nobel peace prize laureate is facing severe criticism over her government's treatment of about 1.1 million Rohingya, and over her silence in this regard.

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