5 dubious claims Myanmar's Suu Kyi made in her speech

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According to the United Nations, over 400,000 Rohingyas have so far fled to Bangladesh since August 25, joining the around one million Rohingyas who were already in the country having traveled there during earlier times of unrest.

While estimates claim as many as one million Rohingya have fled Myanmar since the 70s, the recent wave of conflict in Rakhine is being termed as one of the largest exodus in recent times. The speech Tuesday was her first national address since August 25, when an insurgent group calling itself the Arakan Rohingya Solidarity Army attacked police and army posts in the western state of Rakhine, killing about 12 security personnel.

"We want to understand why this exodus is happening", she said.

A majority of those who have fled have made their way to Bangladesh with hundreds of thousands fleeing to other countries.

"More than 50 percent of the villages of Muslims are intact", she said.

Addressing the opening of the UN General Assembly, Guterres said he "took note" of Suu Kyi's pledge to abide by the recommendations of a report by former UN chief Kofi Annan that has advocated citizenship for the Rohingyas.

Members of the military have reportedly been laying landmines along the border to make sure they do not return and mobs of ethnic Rakhines, who are predominantly Buddhist, have reportedly threatened Rohingya, who are predominantly Muslim, to "leave or they will kill them all".

Anika, who is expecting a baby, said her husband Milon worked at a salon in Maungdaw's Fakira Bazar.

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More than 410,000 Rohingya have fled the country in what the United Nations has described as a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing", with security forces and local militia reportedly burning villages and shooting civilians.

Suu Kyi, who decided not to attend the UN General Assembly in NY later this week, said she was "aware of the fact that the world's attention is focused on the situation in Rakhine" and that Myanmar "does not fear worldwide scrutiny", CNN reported.

A new analysis by Human Rights Watch of satellite images from Myanmar's Rakhine State shows the near destruction of 214 villages. She invited the diplomats with visit villages that weren't affected so they could learn along with the government "why are they not at each other's throats in these particular areas". If what she said is not a lie then let the world media in, so that they can see whether we are tortured or we are happy.

"While it was positive to hear Aung San Suu Kyi condemn human rights violations in Rakhine state, she is still silent about the role of the security forces in this", James Gomez, Amnesty International's regional director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, said in a statement. She also said that her government "does not fear worldwide scrutiny", a comment Amnesty global said "rings hollow".

"A verification process was set up as early as 1993", she said.

Such accounts are consistent with the stories brought by the mainly Muslim Rohingya, who accuse the Myanmar military and Rakhine militias backed by the army of carrying out a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya.

The scenario was the same as the previous days, when many local people joined government agencies and NGOs to distribute relief goods to refugees in Ukhiya's refugees camps and nearby areas.

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