Myanmar's Suu Kyi 'unwell', scraps Australia public…

Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi stands during the Leaders Welcome and Family

Pressure has been building on Ms Suu Kyi over the plight of Rohingya Muslims in the north of her country, as Mr Turnbull reveals the Nobel Peace Prize victor turned to leaders from ASEAN's nine other member countries for humanitarian help.

"We discussed the situation in Rakhine state at considerable length today", Turnbull said at a joint press conference with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong that marked the end of the Asean-Australia Special Summit.

On Monday morning, Suu Kyi was welcomed to Australian parliament in Canberra by a 19-gun salute prior to meetings with the government and opposition.

Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports.

"Aung San Suu Kyi addressed the matter comprehensively at some considerable length herself", Mr Turnbull said on Sunday.

Lawyer Alison Battisson said she filed the private prosecution on behalf of Australia's Rohingya community on Friday in Melbourne Magistrates Court and had not had a formal response from Attorney General Christian Porter.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's spokesman, Zaw Htay, was not immediately available for comment on Turnbull's comments. Bangladesh and Myanmar have reached a deal to begin the repatriation of Rohingya, but there has been little progress.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak warned that militant groups such as Islamic State may seek to recruit members from the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims affected by ethnic violence in Myanmar.

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"All of this happened because of ARSA".

It comes amid ongoing criticism of Ms Suu Kyi over the crisis faced by Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority.

According to U.N. officials, almost 700,000 Rohingya fled Buddhist-majority Myanmar to Bangladesh after militant attacks on August 25 a year ago sparked a crackdown led by security forces in Rakhine that the United Nations and United States have said constitute ethnic cleansing.

Asean and Australia are doing their best to help Myanmar re-establish stability and tranquillity in its Rakhine state, while keeping an eye on whether the crisis would pose a security threat to the region.

"Those who are putting pressure like this need to be careful that doesn't become encouraging terrorists".

Since coming to power in 2016, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi - who won the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize for her struggle for democracy - has failed to condemn the violence against the Rohingya.

Suu Kyi is foreign affairs minister as well as state counsellor. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull reportedly discussed ending the crisis and Australia's humanitarian assistance to displaced Rohingya with Suu Kyi, as well as economic development and education in Burma.

Protesters hold placards and chant slogans during a demonstration against government officials attending the one-off summit of 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Sydney, Australia, March 17, 2018.

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