Aung San Suu Kyi Denies Rohingya Ethnic Cleansing Allegations

April 6, 2017 9:46 AM

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Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s leader, denied there was ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya minority in the north of the country, despite U.N. reports stating evidence to the contrary.

The Nobel Prize winner told the BBC’s Fergal Keane that there were issues in Rakhine State where the Muslim Rohingya live but said it did not go as far as ethnic cleansing.

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