Myanmar’s Suu Kyi chides investors for focusing ‘on negative aspects’
On a rare, investor-focused visit to Rakhine, from where some 730,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled, she side-stepped reference to the turmoil
Ngalali Beach — Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi called for investment in the crisis-hit western state of Rakhine on Friday, saying the world has “focused narrowly on negative aspects” in the state from which some 730,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled since 2017. On a rare visit to Rakhine, Suu Kyi emphasised responsible business practices as she addressed an investment fair sponsored by Japan in the coastal state’s tourist hot-spot of Ngapali beach. She made only a brief reference to the conflicts that have roiled areas several hundred kilometres to the north, including a fresh conflict with Rakhine rebels that has displaced more than 5,000 since December. “For too long the international community’s attention has been focused narrowly on negative aspects related to problems in north Rakhine rather than on the panoramic picture that shows the immense potential of this state for peace and prosperity,” Suu Kyi said. Her government recognises the “grave challenges” it faces in Rakhine and ...
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