[Nobel Peace Laureate] Dalai Lama Criticizes [Nobel Peace Laureate] Aung San Suu Kyi over Rohingya Silence at EU Meeting
NOBEL LAUREATES, 19 Sep 2016
16 Sep 2016 – The Dalai Lama has condemned attacks against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, describing them as acts of “some mischievous individuals who do not represent Buddhism,” accordingto the Kuwait News Agency on 15 September.
The Tibetan Buddhist leader was speaking to the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee in Strasbourg.
He also criticised Myanmar’s State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi for not speaking up against the atrocities committed against the Rohingya. “She remained quiet for a while, as Nobel Laureate she should speak against injustice,” the report quoted him as saying.
The Nobel Peace Prize 1989 was awarded to The 14th Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso). His Holiness describes himself as a simple Buddhist monk. He is the spiritual leader of Tibet. He was born on 6 July 1935, to a farming family, in a small hamlet in northeastern Tibet. At the very young age of two, the child who was named Lhamo Dhondup at that time, was recognized as the reincarnation of the previous 13th Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso. The Dalai Lamas are believed to be manifestations of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion and the patron saint of Tibet. Bodhisattvas are believed to be enlightened beings who have postponed their own nirvana and chosen to take rebirth in order to serve humanity.
The Nobel Peace Prize 1991 was awarded to Aung San Suu Kyi “for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights.”
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