Jeremy Hunt visits Myanmar


The British Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has visited Aung Sang Suu Kyi and Rahkine state on his visit to Myanmar. He defended Aung Sang Suu Kyi's ‘difficult position’ over the Rohingya crisis, even as he warned that the world would not rest until the persecuted minority received justice. Britain may back the referral of Myanmar to the International Criminal Court in the Hague, Mr Hunt confirmed. In a later question and answer session with the public on Twitter, he added: “If there is not going to be accountability and justice in Burma then the international community needs to look at all options including ICC referral.”

But Mr Hunt also rallied to the defence of Ms Suu Kyi, in a departure from the growing global condemnation of the Nobel peace prize winner for her failure to take action.

“Unfortunately, she doesn’t control the military,” he told his Twitter followers. “They have a constitution which is halfway towards a democracy and the military are not accountable to her and are able to act with impunity. So we have to understand the difficulty of her position.”

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