Aung San Suu Kyi in Hague to defend Myanmar in the ‘genocide’ case
The House of Representatives will talk to Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s government leader, on Friday. She is in The Hague because of the genocide case that Gambia has filed with the International Court of Justice against Myanmar and the Chamber is taking this for an interview.
According to the Gambian government, Myanmar has committed genocide in the western Rakhine province of the Islamic Rohingya minority. Suu Kyi defended her country for the court today. According to her, there is no genocide. She emphasized that the conflict started with attacks by Muslim fighters and that possible crimes against the Rohingya in Myanmar were punished.
The Chamber Committee for Foreign Affairs wants to talk to Suu Kyi on Friday about the background to the charges by the Gambia and the situation in Myanmar. Maintenance has been decided: there should not be any journalists or interested parties. In the genocide case, the Dutch cabinet stands behind Gambia.