A Rohingya family reaches the Bangladesh border after crossing a creek of the Naf river on the border with Myanmmar, in Cox's Bazar's Teknaf area, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi came under increasing pressure Tuesday from countries with Muslim populations to halt violence against Rohingya Muslims that has sent nearly 125,000 of them fleeing over the border to Bangladesh in just over 10 days.Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said Tuesday the country is ready to ease the burden of Bangladesh in dealing with the Rohingya Muslims fleeing from Myanmar, but the help is likely to be only humanitarian, not financial.Indonesia's ambassador to Bangladesh will meet the foreign minister to discuss relief assistance Wednesday.The treatment of Buddhist-majority Myanmar's roughly 1.1 million Muslim Rohingya is the biggest challenge facing Suu Kyi, who has been accused by Western critics of not speaking out for the minority that has long complained of persecution."Indonesia is taking the lead, and ultimately there is a possibility of ASEAN countries joining in," Hossain Toufique Imam, a political adviser to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, told Reuters. He was referring to the 10-member Association of South East Asian Nations that includes both Myanmar and Indonesia.
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