The civilian leader of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, will soon give a visit to Beijing, said by the state media on Monday, the visit will be made due to the increased tension and criticism by western nations over the severe crisis created by the Myanmar military’s barbaric exodus on Rohingya people.
Myanmar bristled with Western pressure on the brutal reaction of its armed forces to the August attacks on the military posts by the so called Rohingya Muslim militants in the western state of Rakhine.
The United States and the United Nations together along with Human right Activists groups accused Myanmar of “ethnic cleansing” and called for the Myanmar’s military to be held accountable for allegations of murder, rape, and arson that sent more than 620,000 Rohingyas to Bangladesh.
However, China has openly supported the act of militants, what Myanmar officials call a legitimate operation to fight rebels in Rakhine, China has also intervened at UN Security Council to prevent a resolution on this crisis.
News of Suu Kyi’s visit comes after Chinese President Xi Jinping and Chinese military leaders welcomed Myanmar’s powerful army chief Min Aung Hlaing last week and pledged closer cooperation.
This week, Myanmar is in the international arena’s spotlight, as Pope Francis head of the Roman Catholic Church makes the first visit to the country of the majority of Buddhists.
Earlier, Pope Francis expressed his view about the treatment of minority Muslims, to whom Myanmar denies citizenship, but some Christians are afraid to do so in the country, can provoke a backlash.
Many in Myanmar refuse to recognize the name of Rohingya, preferring to call them “Bengalis” to suggest that they belong to neighboring Bangladesh.