Turnbull to talk human rights with Aung San Suu Kyi

Turnbull to talk human rights with Aung San Suu Kyi
By Emily Commander
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Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has vowed to talk human rights with embattled Myanmar leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, who has faced widespread condemnation for the treatment of Rohingya Muslims.


Myanmar's embattled leader Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived in Canberra.

Having met his visitor with a military honour guard, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he would raise human rights concerns during the state visit.

Despite having won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, Suu Kyi is facing widespread condemnation over her response to military attacks on her country's minority Rohingya Muslim population.

Close to 700,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since a crackdown against the community began last year. The United Nations has described the situation as "ethnic cleansing".

Aung San Suu Kyi was met by street protests and even a lawsuit when she attended an ASEAN summit in Sydney last week. Australia's Attorney General did not allow the suit, saying that the visitor had diplomatic immunity.

Myanmar's leader used her presence to appeal to neighbouring countries for help with the humanitarian crisis in her country.

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