Myanmar’s Suu Kyi says in hindsight could have handled Rakhine issue better

There are of course ways in which, with hindsight, the situation could’ve been handled better, Suu Kyi said. (AFP)
Updated 13 September 2018
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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi says in hindsight could have handled Rakhine issue better

  • In order to have long-term security and stability we have to be fair to all sides: Suu Kyi

HANOI: Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday said in hindsight her government could have handled the situation in Rakhine state better.
Some 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fled Rakhine after government troops led a brutal crackdown in Myanmar’s Rakhine state in response to attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army on 30 Myanmar police posts and a military base in August 2017.
“There are of course ways in which, with hindsight, the situation could’ve been handled better,” Suu Kyi said at the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in Hanoi.
“But we believe that in order to have long-term security and stability we have to be fair to all sides. We can’t choose who should be protected by rule of law,” she said. 


Germany arrests woman accused of Daesh membership

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Germany arrests woman accused of Daesh membership

BERLIN: German police have arrested a 20-year-old woman on suspicion of serving in the Daesh group.
Federal prosecutors said Friday the German-Algerian woman, identified as Sarah O. for privacy reasons, is accused of membership in a foreign terrorist organization.
Prosecutors say she traveled to Syria as a teenager in October 2013, where she received firearms training and married an IS fighter from Germany in 2014.
German authorities say she and her husband conducted “guard and police duties” in IS-controlled areas. She is also alleged to have tried to recruit others in Europe to join IS and, together with her husband, received about $118 a month from the group.
Prosecutors’ spokeswoman Frauke Koehler said the woman’s children were taken into care upon their arrival at Duesseldorf airport from Turkey on Friday.