This file photo taken on November 30, 2016 shows Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi speaking at the International Enterprise Global Conversation in Singapore. AFP / ROSLAN RAHMAN
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Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said ethnic cleansing was too strong a term to describe what was happening in the Muslim-majority Rakhine region, the BBC reported Wednesday.Attacks on Myanmar border guard posts in October last year by a previously unknown insurgent group ignited the biggest crisis of Suu Kyi's year in power, with more than 75,000 Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh in the military crackdown that ensued.When asked by the BBC whether perceptions of her as an amalgam of Indian independence hero Mahatma Gandhi and Mother Teresa of Calcutta were incorrect as she was more similar to former British leader Margaret Thatcher, she said:
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