That is my main concern." The government says about 400 people have been killed in the latest fighting in the western state.Guterres called on the authorities to allow the UN and NGOs into Rakhine State to provide humanitarian aid.
Suu Kyi’s government, which has been in power for two years, has done nothing to change laws that create barriers to a free press.
“Nearly two years later, we have been gravely disappointed by the lack of progress on legal reform and the new clampdown on journalists under Suu Kyi’s rule,” said Shawn Crispin, senior Southeast Asia representative for the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists.
"There is a lot of concern here at the UN about the ongoing crisis," she said.
"The question is: who can be held accountable and can the situation be resolved quickly, or is there going to be another looming humanitarian catastrophe?
" The council "expressed concern about reports of excessive violence during the security operations and called for immediate steps to end the violence in Rakhine, de-escalate the situation, re-establish law and order, ensure the protection of civilians ...