The UN’s outgoing human rights envoy for Myanmar says the country’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has failed to live up to her reputation as a humanitarian.
Her time in the role has been especially dominated by Myanmar’s crackdown in Rakhine State in 2017.
About 750,000 people, mostly Rohingya Muslims, fled across the border to Bangladesh.
Now Yanghee Lee has told Al Jazeera that she believes Myanmar’s army conducted ethnic cleansing and that Suu Kyi’s inaction was “utterly disappointing”.
The government and army have denied the accusation.
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In This Story: Bangladesh
Bangladesh, officially the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, is a country in South Asia. It is the eighth-most populous country in the world, with a population exceeding 162 million people.
In terms of landmass, Bangladesh ranks 92nd, spanning 148,460 square kilometres (57,320 sq mi), making it one of the most densely populated countries in the world.
Bangladesh shares land borders with India to the west, north, and east, Myanmar to the southeast, and the Bay of Bengal to the south. It is narrowly separated from Nepal and Bhutan by the Siliguri Corridor, and from China by Sikkim, in the north, respectively.
Dhaka, the capital and largest city, is the nation’s economic, political, and cultural hub. Chittagong, the largest seaport, is the second-largest city.