'I pity her': Myanmar market sellers react to Aung San Suu Kyi's speech

'I pity her': Myanmar market sellers react to Aung San Suu Kyi's speech

In Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw, sellers at a morning market give their opinions of Aung San Suu Kyi's speech and the crisis in Rakhine state.

Ma Pyone

"I can't stand it that we Burmese are being insulted [by the international community]," he said.

Tin Tun Aung

"I expected Mother Suu to solve the problem in Rakhine state ever since she came to power, she's been silent on it," he said.

"Now, I am so glad of her speech responding to the international pressure regarding this Bengali crisis. Now people are fleeing.

"I am now doing my business peacefully, they also wish to do the same."

Aung Thu

"I really pity Mother Suu because she's been under too much pressure," he said.

"As you know, it's quite difficult to manage even the family and children. I think it is not possible for her to fulfil the demand of every single person.

"She spoke for a win-win situation. I accept that and like her speech.

Khin Mar Win

"I'm so sad about the people in Rakhine state — I wish Rakhine to be peaceful and the tensions eased," she said.

"I don't want see such casualties because we are all brothers and sisters. I trust Aung San Su Kyi like my mother and hope that she will protect the people."

Mg Mg Aung

"I stand with her in calling for the international community to learn about the origins of [the] problem," he said.

"If rumours are being spread and misinformation is exaggerated over this crisis, I think the problem will worsen."