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Suu Kyi says Myanmar dealing with Rakhine under rule of law

  • Myanmar State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, right,  shakes hands with Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, left,  prior to their talks at a hotel in Tokyo Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016.  During her five-day visit, Suu Kyi is to meet with Japanese business leaders to seek investment. She also will travel to Kyoto to be awarded an honorary doctorate from Kyoto University, where she was a visiting scholar for one year. (Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool Photo via AP)

    Myanmar State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, right, shakes hands with Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, left, prior to their talks at a hotel in Tokyo Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. During her five-day visit, Suu Kyi is to meet with Japanese business leaders to seek investment. She also will travel to Kyoto to be awarded an honorary doctorate from Kyoto University, where she was a visiting scholar for one year. (Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Myanmar Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, right,  talks with Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, left,  during their talks at a hotel in Tokyo Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016.  During her five-day visit, Suu Kyi is to meet with Japanese business leaders to seek investment. She also will travel to Kyoto to be awarded an honorary doctorate from Kyoto University, where she was a visiting scholar for one year. (Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool Photo via AP)

    Myanmar Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, right, talks with Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, left, during their talks at a hotel in Tokyo Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. During her five-day visit, Suu Kyi is to meet with Japanese business leaders to seek investment. She also will travel to Kyoto to be awarded an honorary doctorate from Kyoto University, where she was a visiting scholar for one year. (Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi (ahng sahn soo chee) says her government is dealing with the situation in Rakhine under the principle of rule of law.

Japan's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Suu Kyi made the remark in a meeting with the Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (foo-mee-oh kee-shee-dah) in Tokyo on Thursday.

Human rights groups have raised alarm over a three-week surge in violence by security forces in Rakhine. The state is home to many Rohingya Muslims. The violence followed the killings of nine police officers at border posts on Oct. 9.

The Foreign Ministry said Suu Kyi said the situation is extremely delicate and must be handled with care.

Suu Kyi is on a five-day visit to Japan.