Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office says Ottawa must remain “engaged” with the civilian leader of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, who holds honorary Canadian citizenship.
UN investigators last week released a report criticizing Suu Kyi for failing to use her moral authority to protect Rohingya Muslims from what the report called “genocidal intent” by the Myanmar military that carried out mass killings and rapes.
In an email to Huffington Post Canada, Matt Pascuzzo, Mr. Trudeau’s press secretary, said Canada must “leverage efficient diplomatic engagement” with Myanmar to advocate for the Rohingya Muslims.
Their appeal comes amidst international condemnation of the government’s treatment of the two men.
The UN estimates that more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh following a violent crackdown by Myanmar’s military.
With files from Huffington Post, CBC, CP