Rohingya activists protest Aung San Suu Kyi at Australia ASEAN meeting
More than 100 activists gathered in Sydney‘s Hyde Park on Saturday (March 17) to protest Myanmar’s treatment of the Rohingya minority and the inclusion of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations special meeting.
Nearly 700,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar after militant attacks on August 25 sparked a crackdown led by security forces in the western Rakhine state that the United Nations and United States have said constituted ethnic cleansing.
Suu Kyi is due to attend meetings in Australia by invitation, a move which has sparked local protesters to voice their opposition.
Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Friday (March 16) he would raise the issue of allegations of human rights abuses with Suu Kyi during her three-day visit.