- Title: Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has an orchid named after her in Singapore
- Date: 1st December 2016
- Summary: SINGAPORE (DECEMBER 1, 2016) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** ORCHID NAMED "PAPILIONANDA AUNG SAN SUU KYI" ON DISPLAY OFFICIAL BOOK SAYING (English): "HER EXCELLENCY DAW AUNG SAN SUU KYI STATE COUNSELLOR OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR" MYANMAR STATE COUNSELLOR AUNG SAN SUU KYI ARRIVING FOR ORCHID NAMING CEREMONY SUU KYI LOOKING AT ORCHID NATIONAL ORCHID GARDEN OFFICIAL SPEAKING TO SUU KYI OFFICIAL PICKING UP ORCHID NAME PLATE SUU KYI PLACING ORCHID NAMEPLATE ON POT SUU KYI STANDING NEXT TO ORCHID (SOUNDBITE) (English) MYANMAR STATE COUNSELLOR, AUNG SAN SUU KYI, SAYING: "Well I think it's very lovely don't you? You can't expect me to say any less." SUU KYI LOOKING AT ORCHID AS JOURNALIST ASKS (English): "Can you also comment on the Rohingya issue?" ORCHID NAME PLATE SAYING (English): "Papilionanda Aung San Suu Kyi." VARIOUS OF AUNG SAN SUU KYI WALKING AROUND NATIONAL ORCHID GARDEN SUU KYI LISTENING TO ORCHID GARDEN OFFICIAL VARIOUS OF SUU KYI AND SINGAPORE FOREIGN MINISTER, VIVIAN BALAKRISHNAN, SPEAKING TO NATIONAL ORCHID GARDEN OFFICIAL
- Embargoed: 16th December 2016 03:29
- Keywords: Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi Singapore Rohingya
- Location: SINGAPORE
- City: SINGAPORE
- Country: Singapore
- Reuters ID: LVA0015B1X5QD
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi had an orchid named after her on Thursday (December 1), the second day of her visit to Singapore amid criticisms on how she is dealing with the ethnic conflict in Rakhine State.
The orchid, "Papilionanda Aung San Suu Kyi", is a hybrid of the Papilionanda Josephine van Brero and the Vanda Varut Fuchsia.
"Well I think it's very lovely don't you? You can't expect me to say any less," said Suu Kyi when asked about the orchid.
The reputation of Suu Kyi's government is at stake amid international concerns over how it is dealing with violence in the country's divided northwest, a senior United Nations official warned on Tuesday (November 29).
In a statement, Adama Dieng, the U.N.'s special adviser on the prevention of genocide, said the allegations "must be verified as a matter of urgency" and urged the government to allow access to the area.
The crisis poses a serious challenge to Suu Kyi, who swept to power last year on promises of national reconciliation.
The conflict in Myanmar's Rakhine State has sent hundreds of Rohingya Muslims fleeing across the border to Bangladesh amid allegations of abuses by security forces.
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