Aung San Suu Kyi [Nobel Peace Laureate, Buddhist]: Turning Her Back on Muslim Rohingya in Myanmar/Burma?

SHORT VIDEO CLIPS, 12 Jun 2017

Mehdi Hassan | UpFront – Al Jazeera English

9 Jun 2017

We debate whether Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, is intentionally ignoring the plight of the Rohingya, or whether she is incapable of stopping the genocidal violence owing to constraints by the military.

“We know that Aung San Suu Kyi does not control the armed forces,” says [TRANSCEND Member] Maung Zarni, an exiled dissident from Myanmar. “[But] she controls four other ministries that are directly involved in dismissing, denying, and legitimising the persecution of the Rohingyas.”

But former East Timorese President Jose Ramos-Horta disagrees, claiming Suu Kyi inherited an “extraordinarily difficult situation“.

 

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