Duterte claims United Nations 'useless' in India speech

In New Delhi, Philippine's Duterte tells Aung San Suu Kyi human rights activists are 'just a noisy bunch'
Duterte says he pities Aung San Suu Kyi, tells her to ignore rights activists
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28 January, 2018

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak, Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, leave after attending the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India January 26, 2018.

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi is "isolated" and living in a "bubble", according to veteran USA politician Bill Richardson, who quit an global panel advising her government on the Rohingya crisis after clashing with the Nobel laureate.

"I've appeared in so many articles and covers of Time Magazine and branding me as a "killer". I pity her because she seems to be caught in the middle of being a Nobel Prize Winner for peace and there is the ruckus.

"And I said, 'Do not mind the Human Rights". So be it. What's wrong with a leader protecting his country and killing you?

The challenges that lie ahead in Rakhine state will not be resolved quickly or easily and, ultimately, it will be up to the people to determine how to achieve a more peaceful and prosperous Rakhine state, it said.

"My dream is just to make my people comfortable".

Since August past year, at least 688,000 Rohingyas have fled Myanmar after violence broke out in the Rakhine State and have taken shelter in Bangladesh.

Shares of leading state-run banks fall after recapitalisation plan
Bank will now have to be more careful about consortium borrower and all loans above Rs 250 crore will need special monitoring. Recapitalisation of banks under the PCA framework will allow them to reduce the NPAs as well as improve capital ratios.

Mr Richardson said he was also "taken aback by the vigour with which the media, the United Nations, human rights groups and in general the global community were disparaged" during his recent meetings with Myanmar officials. "I could not be more clearer when I'm saying those things because if not, then we lose our country", he added. "There's been too much emphasis on quick results rather than assuring that safety is guaranteed".

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque earlier explained that joining the condemnation against the situation in the Norther Rakhine state would only make things worse.

The next day, Richardson, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and a long-time ally of the state counsellor, did not join the board as it left on a trip to Rakhine State.

Until this week, Richardson was on a board tasked with implementing the recommendations of a commission helmed by former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan. Thousands of Rohingya Muslims, including women and children have been murdered as part of the state-sponsored genocide.

"ASEAN Leaders have been briefed about these efforts during the recently concluded 31st ASEAN Summit, and ASEAN is committed to assist Myanmar in implementing the Advisory Commission's recommendations", Roque noted. She has experienced sustained worldwide condemnation in recent months regarding her perceived silence over the exodus of Rohingya refugees from northern Rakhine's Maungdaw District following military operations there.

"Tignan mo ngayon sa Burma [Myanmar's former name] (Look at Burma)". I told the Nobel Peace Prize victor, protect your own country. Tingnan mo (Look at) the Rohingyas.

"The UN has no objective at all, actually, for mankind", Duterte said.


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