Tutu urges Suu Kyi to act on Rohingya crisis

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Mr. Khader suggested that the Rohingya should either be rehabilitated in vacant land in nearby countries or Ms. Suu Kyi should follow the democratic principles of her father to accommodate them in Rakhine State itself.

All but cut off from the world during the years of her house arrest, Suu Kyi was a steely, enigmatic symbol whose political inclinations - beyond ending the army's kleptocratic rule - were not well known. As best as possible and not to widen it further.

Some have called for the Nobel Peace Prize she won in 1991 as a champion of democracy to be revoked. Despite being cruelly condemned to house arrest, she becomes a world-famous tribune of democratic values, is garlanded by the Nobel Committee, and inspires a boycott campaign that casts Myanmar out of civilised worldwide company.

"After the protest we aim to continue to pressurise our local MP, the government and the people that hold the power that can make the required change", said Taslim Loonat who had made his way from the Midland's town of Walsall.

"This picture hardly calls to mind the characteristics of groups we have come to associate withal al Qaeda or Daesh. This isn't a left-wing or a right-wing thing, this is a human thing". (This constitution also explains why Suu Kyi was unable to become president, instead holding the title "state counselor"). People expect her to have that big high moral voice but she's a politician, and what's the most important objective if you are a politician?

"Her position seems to be that if she denounces the state-sanctioned terror against the Rohingya, she will forfeit no small part of her grass roots support in Myanmar, so she seems relatively unconcerned that by saying nothing, she will be judged by millions of people around the world as being responsible for those very same atrocities".

This is a pretty dire situation.

In April, Suu Kyi told the BBC "ethnic cleansing is too strong an expression to use" for the Rohingya crisis.

Ms. Suu Kyi has also built close ties this year with China's leader Xi Jinping, who has intensified his country's repression of ethnic minorities, especially Muslim Uighurs.

"I said it to Mary Friel, who was Lord Mayor at the time, and she formally proposed it". As you know that we have all been in the administration only 18 months.

Suu Kyi's spokesman, Zaw Htay, on Thursday posted what he said were "photos of Bengalis setting fire to their houses". Perhaps though, she's taken a look at other humanitarian crisis points, like Gaza, Uyghur or Kashmir, and is simply biding her time for the world to find something else to talk about.

"The UN and INGOs have not been very welcome in Rakhine and...they are not able to operate and ensure the safety and security of their staff and volunteers", said Joy Singhal of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

As Andrew Selth, a Myanmar expert at the Griffith Asia Institute, put it recently, "If Suu Kyi had so far to fall, it is because the worldwide community raised her so high".

When she was awarded the honour, she was described as and "extraordinary woman whose battle for her people's freedom remains an inspiration to many others".

However, she is now standing idly by as the Rohingya people are being raped, attacked and murdered.

In a separate development, Malaysia's coast guard said it will not turn away Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence and is willing to provide temporary shelter for them, the maritime agency's chief said yesterday.

The UN believes the government of Myanmar might have committed ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity in its crackdown. It is no different to that which occurred in the Balkans during the late 1990s.

Aung San Suu Kyi said the situation in Rakhine has been hard for many decades and so it was "a little unreasonable" to expect her administration, which has been in power for 18 months, to have resolved it already.

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