Burma leader on historic first visit to Sweden

“We have tried to solve this for 70 years. We have made some progress, but there is still much left to do,” Aung San Suu Kyi told media at a press conference alongside prime minister Stefan Löfven.The leader of the National League for Democracy and State secretary who became an International symbol of peaceful resistance following years of house arrest, defended what many have said has been her silence while human rights abuses were allegedly committed by the military against the Rohingya Muslim minority last year.Explaining why she rejected a United Nations probe into alleged human rights abuses, Aung San Suu Kyi said it would have inflamed ethnic tensions between Buddhist Burmese and the Muslim Rohinya minority.”It would have created greater hostility between the different communities,” the 71-year-old told reporters in Stockholm.

Source: Inoreader – Burma leader on historic first visit to Sweden