RELIGION

Myanmar's Suu Kyi says national reconciliation 'unavoidable'

  • Myanmar's Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, left, steps into a photo position for the media along with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana or presidential palace on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Singapore. Suu Kyi is on a three day official visit to the city-state. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

    Myanmar's Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, left, steps into a photo position for the media along with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana or presidential palace on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Singapore. Suu Kyi is on a three day official visit to the city-state. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)  (The Associated Press)

  • Myanmar's Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, center front, is accompanied by Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as she inspects honor guards during a welcome ceremony at the Istana or presidential palace on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Singapore. Suu Kyi is on a three day official visit to the city-state. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

    Myanmar's Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, center front, is accompanied by Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as she inspects honor guards during a welcome ceremony at the Istana or presidential palace on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Singapore. Suu Kyi is on a three day official visit to the city-state. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)  (The Associated Press)

  • Myanmar's Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, left, meets with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana or presidential palace on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Singapore. Suu Kyi is on a three day official visit to the city-state. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

    Myanmar's Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, left, meets with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana or presidential palace on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Singapore. Suu Kyi is on a three day official visit to the city-state. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)  (The Associated Press)

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi says national reconciliation is "unavoidably important" for the country to attract investment, but gave no specifics on how her government intends to resolve violence and discrimination against the country's minority Rohingya Muslim community.

Addressing senior business representatives at a Singapore dialogue on Wednesday, Suu Kyi said that national reconciliation is not "a matter of choice. It's unavoidable."

Accounts of military attacks against the Rohingya community caused thousands of people to march in protest in Bangladesh last week. Smaller protests occurred in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.

Suu Kyi is on an official visit to Singapore that lasts three days, ending Friday. On her schedule is a dinner hosted by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.