Tillerson calls for an end to 'horrors' in Myanmar

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau Wednesday urged Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi to end the violence which has seen almost 380,000 Rohingya Muslims flee to neighboring Bangladesh.

Emma Thompson, the award-winning British actor, has urged Aung San Suu Kyi to restore peace to Burma after the United Nations said it feared the worst was yet to come in the Rohingya crisis.

According to human rights organizations, 379,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar so far amid the army's ongoing violent response to attacks by Rohingya militants in Rakhine state last month.

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Patrick Murphy is expected to travel to Myanmar in the coming days for discussions on the crisis, after summoning Myanmar's ambassador to express US concerns on Wednesday.

Replying a question about his views what is taking place in Myanmar and Bangladesh, and the behavior of Aung San Suu Kyi, Tillerson said this violence must stop; this persecution must stop.

"It is a defining moment, in many ways, for this new emerging democracy, although it is a power-sharing arrangement", Tillerson said. And so we appreciate the hard and complex situation Aung San Suu Kyi finds herself in.

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Suu Kyi, who is the de facto head of government in the nation also known as Burma, said it was important that violations of human rights be addressed, the Kentucky Republican said on the Senate floor.

An estimated 380,000 Rohingya refugees have fled the violence in Myanmar and are now seeking refuge in Bangladesh, UN Secretary General António Guterres said Wednesday.

Violence in Myanmar has invited reactions from around the world.

NY (U.S.A.) Sept 14 (ANI): United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday reiterated his call for Muslims from Myanmar's Rakhine state to be granted nationality or at least a legal status that would allow them to lead a normal life, while also urging the global community to help provide assistance for the almost 380,000 people who have fled into Bangladesh.

Activists say more than 100 villagers, women and children among them, have been killed by security forces.

The Rohingya are fleeing from a Myanmar military offensive in Rakhine that began after a series of guerrilla attacks on August 25 on security posts and an army camp.

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