"Some 70% of people living in the north of Rakhine are Muslim, which has triggered fears of overpopulation among the Buddhist minority in this region".
Protesters rallied Friday in Jakarta, shouting "God is great", while in Tokyo, police had to separate those who support the Rohingya from counterprotesters who call them terrorists.
A Myanmar reporter in the north of the state said he had reports from residents of an area called Rathedaung that six villages there had been torched and that there had also been shooting in the area.
On Friday, the United Nations said that approximately 270,000 Rohingya Muslims have sought shelter in neighboring Bangladesh since the violence erupted two weeks ago.
Suu Kyi said the situation in Rakhine has been hard for many decades and so it was "a little unreasonable" to expect her administration, which has been in power for 18 months, to have resolved it already.
The pathological hatred of Muslims ingrained in the leading United States and European media (now aggressively replacing the historic anti-Semitism of these societies) scarcely allows them to see or to report the magnitude of the calamity masses of Muslims face at the hands of Myanmar security forces and the Buddhist nationalist vigilante mobs.
It was the same story five years ago during a campaign that displaced more than 100,000 Rohingya.
"What we know is what people are saying as they come across, and what they're saying now, given this been going on since August 25, is they are in an absolutely desperate state", said IOM's Leonard Doyle.
The crisis has drawn the attention of world figures.
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Professor Muhammed Yunus has urged Suu Kyi to show leadership over the Rohingya crisis.
I like to imagine they are still in shock at who she turned out to be when it mattered the most and they have no words. Should America and other countries reinstate penalties for firms that do business with companies linked to the army, the generals' wealth would be imperilled.
"We will manage it on a humanitarian basis".
Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak said he was considering raising the issue in talks with USA president Donald Trump next week.
"The corporate and special interests who championed Hilary Clinton in the last U.S. election spent years working with think tanks, neoconservatives, and hawkish elements in the Atlantic World security apparatus in order to engineer a strategy for containing China while at once promoting Atlantic World corporate and military interests, all of which was packaged using the "Pivot to Asia" paradigm sold by Hilary Clinton as Obama's secretary of state". This means that the civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and her National League for Democracy party, must offer a higher moral alternative to young people than that promoted by Buddhist nationalists.
"We have to take care of our citizens". "We told her story for 25 years and we don't like who she actually is".
"Of course, our resources are not as complete and adequate as we would like them to be but, still, we try our best and we want to make sure that everyone is entitled to the protection of the law", she said during a visit by Indian Prime Narendra Modi to Yangon. It recommended the economic development of the Rakhine state, recognising the citizenship of the Rohingyas, allowing them free movement and ensuring equal rights and benefits for all. "We have provided food supply to the Muslim community", said Colonel Phone Tint, the Rakhine state government border and security affairs minister.
When a Rohingya woman bravely recounted how her husband had been shot dead, and how she and three teenage girls had been gang-raped by soldiers, Ms Suu Kyi's Facebook page mocked the claims as "fake rape".
"I'm very concerned about some of this worldwide demonization of Daw Suu, which I think is overstated, and I think we need to be supportive", said Derek Mitchell, the former USA ambassador to Myanmar, told VOA's Burmese service. But he said there needed to a comprehensive approach to bring justice and stability to Rakhine.