This is what they do to heroes. What is Aung San Suu Kyi’s crime, that she who was once so celebrated is now excoriated by the same people who once lauded her? She has dared to defend Myanmar against jihadis. In every conflict between Muslims and every country they are agitating against or actively fighting, the assumption is that they are the victims. It is absurd. Why is there no call to investigate allegations of atrocities committed by the Rohingya Muslims against the Burmese?
In reality, Myanmar is Bosnia redux. For years, I have been documenting the atrocities perpetrated by Muslims against the Buddhists in Myanmar. It is for standing against those who perpetrated those atrocities that Aung San Suu Kyi is being punished.
“Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of Amnesty’s highest honour over ‘shameful betrayal,’” News Corp Australia Network, November 13, 2018 (thanks to Tom):
Amnesty International has withdrawn its highest honour from Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi in light of what it said was the Nobel Peace Prize laureate’s “shameful betrayal of the values she once stood for”.
The human rights organisation has announced that its secretary-general, Kumi Naidoo, informed Suu Kyi it was revoking her 2009 Ambassador of Conscience Award.
Amnesty has criticised the failure of Suu Kyi and her government to speak out about military atrocities against the Rohingya Muslim population.
Amnesty said it believes thousands of Rohingyas were killed in Myanmar’s western Rakhine province since the campaign began August 2017.
Many more are thought to have been either tortured and raped.
Aung San Suu Kyi was hailed a hero after spending 15 years under house arrest for standing up to her country’s military junta. Picture: AP
Aung San Suu Kyi was hailed a hero after spending 15 years under house arrest for standing up to her country’s military junta. Picture: APSource:AP
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Naidoo said on Monday that Amnesty expected Suu Kyi to use her “moral authority” to speak out against injustice wherever she saw it, especially in Myanmar.
“Today, we are profoundly dismayed that you no longer represent a symbol of hope, courage, and the undying defence of human rights,” Naidoo told her.
“Amnesty International cannot justify your continued status as a recipient of the Ambassador of Conscience award and so with great sadness we are hereby withdrawing it from you.”
Amnesty said it informed the 73-year-old of the decision on Sunday.
She has so far issued no public response….
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