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Rakhine issue could’ve been handled better: Suu Kyi

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MNA Exclusive Desk: Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday said in hindsight her government could have handled the situation in Rakhine state better, reported news agency. Some 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fled Rakhine after government troops led a brutal crackdown in Myanmar’s Rakhine state in response to attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army on 30 Myanmar police posts and a military base in August 2017. “There are of course ways in which, with hindsight, the situation could’ve been handled better,” Suu Kyi said at the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in Hanoi. “But we believe that in order ...

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US Holocaust museum rescinds award to Suu Kyi

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MNA International Desk: The US Holocaust Memorial Museum has rescinded its top award to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi because of her failure to condemn and stop military attacks on her country’s minority Rohingya Muslims, the museum said on Wednesday, reports news agency. The Washington museum’s rescission of its Elie Wiesel Award to Suu Kyi, the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner, is the latest honour to be retracted over her silence about widespread abuses against the Rohingya. Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy have refused to cooperate with United Nations investigators, fed hate attacks on the Rohingya ...

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US diplomat Richardson quits Rohingya panel

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MNA International Desk: US diplomat Bill Richardson has resigned from an international panel set up by Myanmar to advise on the Rohingya crisis, saying it was conducting a “whitewash” and accusing the country’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi of lacking “moral leadership”. Richardson, a former Clinton administration cabinet member, quit as the 10-member advisory board was making its first visit to western Rakhine State, from where nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled in recent months. “The main reason I am resigning is that this advisory board is a whitewash,” Richardson told Reuters in an interview, adding he did not want ...

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Suu Kyi stripped of Freedom of Oxford

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MNA International Desk: The city council has withdrawn Myanmar de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s Freedom of Oxford honour over the Rohingya crisis, reported news agency. The Myanmar state chancellor was given the honour in 1997 for her ‘long struggle for democracy’. However, in light of recent events, the Oxford City Council said it was ‘no longer appropriate’ for Suu Kyi to hold the honour. It was an ‘unprecedented step’ for the Oxford City Council, said council leader Bob Price, who supported the motion. St Hugh’s College, Oxford has already removed a portrait of the Myanmar leader it had displayed ...

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