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Aung San Suu Kyi's Rohingya problem

BANGKOK -- The U.S. government is maintaining pressure on Myanmar to bring an end to the regional migrant crisis in Southeast Asia. But its solution -- give citizenship to the Muslim Rohingya minority -- presents major problems for both the Naypyidaw government and increasingly, for Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the opposition National League for Democracy.

     In recent weeks Suu Kyi, a Nobel Laureate and former political detainee who was once praised by international human rights groups, has drawn unprecedented criticism -- notably from figures such as the Dalai Lama -- for her silence on the escalating humanitarian crisis over the plight of Myanmar's stateless Muslim Rohingya, or "Bengalis" as they are widely known in Myanmar.

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