Revoke Aung San Suu Kyi's Nobel Peace Award. She doesn't deserve that honour.
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The world has waited a long time for Suu Kyi to address the Rohingya problem. Previously, she was generally given the benefit of the doubt and time, out of deference to both her sterling human rights record (which we now have cause to believe is a smokescreen all along) and her image as herself being a victim of Burmese authoritarianism. What time has proven, is that she is not what she pretends to be, and it is our considered opinion as Watchmen stationed on the Walls of world freedom, that the award she bagged in the forceful pursuit of her nearly perfect pretenses-The Nobel Peace Prize- be revoked immediately.
AUNG SAN SUU KYI, time has proven, is an apologist for genocide, ethnic cleansing and mass rape. For the past year, Aung San Suu Kyi has been State Counselor, or de facto Head of Government, in Myanmar, where members of the Rohingya Muslim minority in the northern Rakhine state have been shot, stabbed, starved, robbed, raped and driven from their homes in the hundreds of thousands. In December, while the world focused on the fall of Aleppo, more than a dozen Nobel Laureates published an open letter warning of a tragedy in Rakhine “amounting to ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.” The Amnesty International has called it "a Collective Punishment" of the Rohingya people by the government of Myanmar.
In February, a report by the United Nations documented how the Burmese army’s attacks on the Rohingya were “widespread as well as systematic” thus “indicating the very likely commission of crimes against humanity.” More than half of the 101 Rohingya women interviewed by UN investigators across the border in Bangladesh said they had suffered rape or other forms of sexual violence at the hands of security forces. “They beat and killed my husband with a knife,” one survivor recalled. “Five of them took off my clothes and raped me. My eight‐month old son was crying of hunger when they were in my house because he wanted to breastfeed, so to silence him they killed him too with a knife.”
And the response of Aung San Suu Kyi?
Perhaps like the Generals of the Burmese Army, Aung San Suu Kyi also believes Muslim Rohingya, who number around one million people and make up around 2 percent of Myanmar’s population, are "Bengali interlopers" intent on stealing the country and making it Muslim, and the only way to stop them, is through systemic pogroms and deliberate genocide targeting the most vulnerable of the Rohingya- women and children.
Aung San Suu Kyi, the once‐proud campaigner against wartime rape and human rights abuses by the Burmese military has opted to borrow from the Donald Trump playbook of denial and deflection.
Her office accused Rohingya women of fabricating stories of sexual violence and put the words “fake rape” — in the form of a banner headline, no less — on its official website. A spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry — also controlled directly by Aung San Suu Kyi — dismissed “made‐up stories, blown out of proportion.” In February, the State Counselor herself reportedly told the Archbishop of Yangon, Charles Bo, that the international community is exaggerating the Rohingya issue.
Is this a person most deserving of the continuous recognition bestowed on her by the Nobel Peace Award?
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