The city of Paris will strip Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary freedom of the French capital over her failure to speak out against a crackdown on Myanmar’s Rohingya minority, the mayor’s spokeswoman said Friday.
The customary cordiality of Southeast Asian summits may be missing when the region’s leaders meet next week due to sharp differences over Myanmar, whose military has been accused of genocide against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority.
Internationally-renowned South African human rights activist Desmond Tutu has rebuked fellow Nobel Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi over the massacre, persecution and forcible eviction of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
Peace activists have launched an international campaign calling on Nobel Peace Prize Committee to take back its 1991 prize to Myanmar’s de facto ruler Aung San Suu Kyi over her complicity in what is viewed as the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in the country.
A rift between Aung San Suu Kyi and some of her former supporters in the West has deepened after she criticized an international mission which is probing alleged Myanmar Army abuses against the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority.
A close aide to Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has dismissed mounting international pressure over the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state despite evidence provided by the UN of murder, rape and torture at the hands of government forces.
Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has described the daylight assassination of her adviser U Ko Ni, a prominent Muslim lawyer and critic of Myanmar's powerful military, a "great loss" for the country's struggle for democracy.