Archbishop Desmond Tutu has refused "to remain silent" on San Suu Kyi

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Robert Bank, CEO of the American World Jewish Service, called on the government to end the systemic violence against the Rohingya people, send humanitarian aid, and do all it can to ensure that human rights fact-finding groups - including the United Nations - be allowed to enter Myanmar to investigate the situation.

A large number of Muslims, including women and children, have been burnt alive, lynched to death or lost their lives while fleeing the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people.

"We will always remain the open and compassionate country we are".

"What we forget is that she is a politician through and through". "But as always, Canadians stand ready to help".

Suu Kyi visited Ottawa last spring and had a closed-door meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Perhaps though, she's taken a look at other humanitarian crisis points, like Gaza, Uyghur or Kashmir, and is simply biding her time for the world to find something else to talk about.

Aung San Suu Kyi said the situation in Rakhine has been hard for many decades and so it was "a little unreasonable" to expect her administration, which has been in power for 18 months, to have resolved it already.

In 2012, the museum awarded Aung San Suu Kyi the Elie Wiesel Award, its highest honour.

In another development, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, which has previously warned of the risk of genocide in Myanmar, says the widespread destruction of homes and villages suggests "an effort to ethnically cleanse the region of its Rohingya population and to prevent their eventual return".

Although the USA has long led the global effort to address human rights abuses and bring democracy to Myanmar, the prospects of Washington leading a new pressure campaign appear slim.

"Here she is silent and she is not accepting that her government is responsible for this genocide".

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Abdul Majid from the Arkan Rohingyan Community of Australia said the situation was becoming increasingly desperate for the predominantly Muslim ethnic minority.

Mohamed Mohideen from the Islamic Council of Victoria called on Suu Kyi to act.

In one exchange in the House before summer break, Liberal MP Omar Alghabra touted the government's record of commenting on Myanmar's ongoing crisis where and when necessary.

Nearly 300,000 Rohingya have fled into neighbouring Bangladesh, according to the United Nations, since renewed violence between state security forces and the minority group began more than two weeks ago.

"No-one told me that I was to be interviewed by a Muslim", Suu Kyi is alleged to have said, according to the petition.

"We have never missed an opportunity to express our concerns on behalf of our government, but frankly, also on behalf of Canadians, who are watching what is happening over there and are expressing deep concern about the targeting of ethnic minorities, including the Rohingya". "Over the last several years, I have repeatedly condemned this tragic and shameful treatment". Governments should react to it. People are being displaced, they're facing violence.

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was one of the main targets for the Melbourne protesters.

"We reiterate our call for proportionality, the protection of civilians and an end to the use of violence".

Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel Peace prize in 1991 for her activism against the military junta in Burma (now Myanmar) which resulted in her house arrest for 15 years, from which she was released in 2010. Freeland's office did not respond before press time.

This week another honorary Canadian citizen and Nobel Peace Prize victor, girls' education activist Malala Yousafzai, publicly condemned Aung San Suu Kyi's feeble leadership in protecting the Rohingya.