Hong Kong, Sept 17: The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi has “a last chance” to halt an Army offensive that has forced hundreds of thousands of the mainly Muslim Rohingya to flee abroad.
Antonio Guterres told the BBC unless she acted now, “the tragedy will be absolutely horrible”.
The UN has warned the offensive could amount to ethnic cleansing.
Myanmar said it was responding to last month’s deadly attacks by militants and denied it was targeting civilians.
In an interview with BBC’s HARDtalk programme ahead of this week’s UN General Assembly, Mr Guterres said Aung San Suu Kyi had a last chance to stop the offensive during her address to the nation on Tuesday. UNI