Aung San Suu Kyi Silent As Rohingya Crisis Worsens
The U.S.'s recently broken silence on the crisis facing the Rohingya people has been surpassed by that of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.By Sebastian Martinez | May 17, 2015
Facing persecution for their religious beliefs at home in Myanmar, as many as 20,000 members of the Rohingya ethnic group have set out to sea over the past months and their situation is dire. (Video via Voice of America)
Yet, despite the fact that one Rohingya told The New York Times they've been at sea for three months, the U.S. didn't say anything until last week. (Video via The White House)
"The United States continues to raise these concerns with the Burmese government and underscore the urgent need to fulfill the government's commitments to improve the lives of all those affected by that humanitarian crisis," Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz told reporters.