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Suu Kyi has long faced criticism for failing to champion religious tolerance in Myanmar, where a powerful monk-led Buddhist nationalist movement has fed on seething anti-Muslim sentiment.

Though Rohingya families have lived in Myanmar for generations, they are denied citizenship and access to basic civil rights such as freedom of movement, decent education and healthcare.

Bangladesh police say another boat carrying about 40 Rohingya women and children fleeing Myanmar has capsized in the monsoon-swollen Naf River.

This comes as a humanitarian crisis that sparked global condemnation showed no sign of abating Thursday.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday urged Myanmar to end the violence, which he said was best described as ethnic cleansing.

"Grievances that have been left to fester for decades have now escalated beyond Myanmar's borders, destabilizing the region", the secretary-general warned. "The humanitarian situation.is catastrophic".

Abdul Allie, Deputy President of the Muslim Judicial Council, said, "We are grateful for the response from the interfaith community because this is a humanitarian issue".

Sweden and Britain on Monday requested a closed-door United Nations Security Council meeting on the deteriorating situation in Myanmar's Rakhine state, home to the majority-Buddhist nation's Rohingya Muslims, Reuters reported.

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley tweeted her gratitude to Bangladesh for taking in the deluge of refugees. The report also stated that the government claimed that the policy decision to expel Rohingya refugees from India is based upon objective factors and should not be tinkered with.

Khalsa Aid said that they had got the permission from the Bangladesh government to serve meals to the refugees, media report said.

A US State Department official will travel to Myanmar this weekend to meet with government officials regarding the escalating crisis.

Some 380,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled across the border since late August.

Earlier, UN Secretary General António Guterres called on Myanmar to suspend the military crackdown in Rakhine, which began after the August 25 attack on security forces by Rohingya terrorists.

Her limited comments so far have referenced a "huge iceberg of misinformation" and played down alleged atrocities against the Rohingya.

He said Suu Kyi, the de facto head of the Myanmar government, said violations of human rights would need to be addressed.

As a recipient of the Nobel Prize, Suu Kyi has an obligation to tell the committee how she will restore peace in her own country.

He said the suffering of the Rohingya people was an "abomination", and that Suu Kyi must use her authority to halt the violence against them.


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