Canadian PM holds talks with Myanmar leader on Rohingya crisis


Canadian PM holds talks with Myanmar leader on Rohingya crisis

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday said he had an "extended conversation" with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi about the plight of Rohingya.

More than 600,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh after Myanmar's military responded to attacks by militants in late August. 

"I had an extended conversation with state counsellor of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, about the plight of refugees in Rakhine state," he told a news conference, without referring to the Rohingya by name.

"This is a tremendous concern to Canada and to many, many countries around the world."

Meanwhile, Myanmar's army released a report denying allegations of rape and killings by security forces after having replaced the general in charge of the operation that forced the Rohingyas to flee to Bangladesh.