Myanmar's prominent opposition leader led the National League for Democracy (NLD) party to win the 2015 general election.
Under the country's military rule, Suu Kyi spent many years under house arrest, winning the Nobel Peace Prize for her lifetime's work, campaigning for democracy.
Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled violence in Myanmar to face misery in Bangladesh. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned of a "horrible" tragedy if Myanmar's leader Suu Kyi fails to act soon.
In a DW interview, Iranian rights activist Shirin Ebadi has criticized fellow Nobel peace laureate and Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi for ignoring the Rohingya plight. But Ebadi says Suu Kyi deserved the Nobel Prize.
Aung San Suu Kyi has again refused to mention the humanitarian crisis unfolding on Myanmar's border with Bangladesh. More than 125,000 Rohingya have fled their villages amid reports of military attacks and mass killings.
An advisory commission tasked with finding solutions to the ethnic conflict in Myanmar's Rakhine state has warned of a further radicalization in the area. This comes as Muslim insurgents clash with security forces.