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Burma's leader to skip meetings at U.N.

Criticized as Rohingyas flee violence, Suu Kyi to stay home, address crisis

By JULHAS ALAM The Associated Press

This article was published September 14, 2017 at 3:52 a.m.

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Rohingya women wait their turn Wednesday to collect building material for shelters distributed by aid agencies in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh.

In this Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, file photo, Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi delivers an opening speech during the Forum on Myanmar Democrat...

Spokesperson for Myanmar's State Counsellor office Zaw Htay talks to journalists during a press briefing at the Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw, Myan...

With Burma drawing condemnation for violence that has driven at least 380,000 Rohingya to flee the country, the government said Wednesday that its leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, will skip this month's U.N. General Assembly meetings.

In this Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, file photo, Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi delivers an opening speech during the Forum on Myanmar Democrat...

Spokesperson for Myanmar's State Counsellor office Zaw Htay talks to journalists during a press briefing at the Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw, Myan...

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