Thursday, August 30, 2018

The Shame of Aung San Suu Kyi

The outgoing UN human rights chief says Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi should have resigned over the military's violent campaign against the Rohingya Muslim minority last year.

Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein told the BBC the Nobel Peace prize winner's attempts to excuse it was "deeply regrettable".

"She was in a position to do something. She could have stayed quiet - or even better, she could have resigned. There was no need for her to be the spokesperson of the Burmese military," he said, suggesting: "She could have said look, you know, I am prepared to be the nominal leader of the country but not under these conditions."

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