The de facto leader responds to growing international criticism by attacking ‘fake news’ about the plight of Rohingya Muslims

Aung San Suu Kyi has blamed “terrorists” for “a huge iceberg of misinformation” about ongoing violence in western Myanmar that has forced more than 120,000 Rohingya refugees into neighbouring Bangladesh.

The de-facto leader of Myanmar is under growing pressure to halt “clearance operations” by security forces in Rakhine state that the United Nations secretary-general has warned could verge on ethnic cleansing.

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