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Myanmar leader to skip UN General Assembly meet

Myanmar’  leader Aung San Suu Kyi has cancelled a trip to the United Nations General Assembly due to the crisis in the Rakhine state, said her office on Wednesday.

Speaking at a press conference, the leader’s spokesperson Zaw Htay said Ms Suu Kyi was focusing on preventing any spread of communal violence, adding that “She is concentrating on establishing stability.”

The leader has faced growing international pressure for her silence on the state military clampdown on the Rohingya community which has been described by the UN as an “example of ethnic cleansing.”