Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (left) with ASEAN leader at photo session during ASEAN-Australia Informal Breakfast Summit in conjunction with the 33rd ASEAN Summit at Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre, today.
(From right) Prime Minister of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith, President of Indonesia Joko Widodo, Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun Sen, Sultan Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-O-Cha, Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister Australia Scott Marrison, Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Foreign Affairs Secretary of Philipina Teodoro L. Locsin Jr and Myanmar Leader Aung San Suu Kyi. BERNAMA photo

SINGAPORE: Asean leaders have urged Aung San Suu Kyi to resolve issues involving the Rohingya.

This was conveyed to her at the Asean leaders meeting last night.

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he too raised the plight of the Rohingyas with Suu Kyi.

“I did mention the situation in Rakhine state. We asked that efforts be made to correct the wrongdoings,” he said at the sidelines of the Asean summit here today.

On Tuesday, Dr Mahathir had also hit out at Suu Kyi, saying that her response to the atrocities against the minority Rohingya community was "indefensible".

The prime minister said he was "very disappointed" by Suu Kyi's failure to defend the Rohingya.

He said as someone who had been detained before should know the sufferings and should not inflict it others.

He said this in refernce to the long years of house arrest which Suu Kyi experienced under Myanmar's military rule.

A UN report in August detailed a military crackdown with genocidal intent that began in 2017 and drove hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Rakhine state into neighbouring Bangladesh.

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