Geneva — Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been criticised by the West over the government’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims and other human rights concerns, is scheduled to speak at the UN in Geneva next week. Her itinerary has not been made public but it could coincide with that of UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres, who will open the UN Human Rights Council session on Monday, presenting the chance of a rare meeting. Suu Kyi is a former political prisoner who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 but her reputation has suffered badly in recent years. Her government’s relations with the UN are tense following the Rohingya crisis. It has banned the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, from coming to the country and Suu Kyi’s administration has opposed raising the profile of the UN resident coordinator in Myanmar. She has largely shunned travel to the West since the Rohingya crisis broke out in 2017 but she and senior officials in her ...

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