"I yield to no one in my admiration of what she stood for and the way she fought for democracy", said Johnson, the foreign secretary, on Thursday at a joint press conference with U.S. secretary of state Rex Tillerson.
"The humanitarian situation is catastrophic", he said, noting that at the time of his briefing to the press last week, there were 125,000 Rohingya who had fled into Bangladesh. And this is going to, in many ways, I think, define the direction that Burma will take. It's been characterized by many as ethnic cleansing.
"I think it is important that the global community speak out in support of what we all know the expectation is for the treatment of people regardless of their ethnicity", he added.
"We appreciate the hard and complex situation that Aung San Suu Kyi finds herself in", Tillerson said, alluding to the power sharing agreement that gives military leaders vast influence over the country's affairs, "and I think it is important that the global community speak out in support of what we all know the expectation is towards the treatment of people, regardless of their ethnicity".
Thant Myo Htway, one of the protestors, said "We strongly condemn the actions of ARSA Bengali extremist terrorists that damages our nation's sovereignty".
Aung San Suu Kyi will give a public address next week on the crisis involving Burma's Rohingya minority, her spokesman has said.
"Violence in Myanmar has created a humanitarian catastrophe". Some 400,000 have fled violence, crimes and horrors that are inhumane...
NY (U.S.A.) Sept 14 (ANI): United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday reiterated his call for Muslims from Myanmar's Rakhine state to be granted nationality or at least a legal status that would allow them to lead a normal life, while also urging the worldwide community to help provide assistance for the almost 380,000 people who have fled into Bangladesh.
Activists say more than 100 villagers, women and children among them, have been killed by security forces.
The Myanmar authorities have targeted Rohinyga civilians after an insurgent group attacked police and military posts in the northern Rakhine state.