Suu Kyi should’ve resigned rather than excuse Rohingya genocide — United Nations chief

Suu Kyi should’ve resigned rather than excuse Rohingya genocide — United Nations chief

His harsh words are another indication that Aung San Suu Kyi may now go down in history not as a Nobel Peace prize victor and pro-democracy leader, but as a woman who failed to act in the face of unspeakable human rights violations.

The UN report, published on Monday, blamed Ms Suu Kyi, a long-term leader of the pro-democracy movement, for failing to prevent the violence.

Peter Popham is the author of two of her biographies.

The UN's report, based on interviews with 870 survivors, satellite imagery, and photos and videos, accuses the country's military of an array of crimes against humanity, and extends culpability to civilian leaders, who it said failed to speak out against the violence.

According to United Nations investigators, Myanmar's military carried out mass killings and gang rapes of Rohingya with "genocidal intent" and the commander-in-chief and five generals should be prosecuted.

Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein told the BBC the Nobel Peace prize victor should have considered returning to house arrest rather than excusing the military.

"We didn't allow the (UN Fact-Finding Mission) to enter into Myanmar, that's why we don't agree and accept any resolutions made by the Human Rights Council", government spokesman Zaw Htay said, according to the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper.

Myanmar army 'used fake photos' in Rohingya book

Since the outbreak of the latest sectarian violence in Rakhine, the worldwide community has put strong pressure on Aung San Suu Kyi to condemn the army's military campaign, even coming to demand the revocation of the Nobel Prize.

The US and United Nations have described the military's campaign as ethnic cleansing and there is scepticism over whether Myanmar seriously intends to allow mass returns.

While it's true the real perpetrator of the genocidal campaign is Myanmar's army, led by its commander-in-chief, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, Aung San Suu Kyi is equally, if not more, culpable.

Perhaps this shame that has been slapped on the collective face the Burmese people would push Suu Kyi and her beloved generals into human behavior.

Claiming to be battling Rohingya insurgents, the Myanmar military began a lengthy campaign in western Rakhine State in August 2017.

Since Aug. 25, 2017, some 700,000 people were forced to flee Bangladesh as Nobel Peace Prize victor Aung San Suu Kyi looked the other way and did nothing.

They now live in the world's largest refugee settlement. Most are living in refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh.

After church service, McCain to depart Arizona for last time
Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods, a longtime friend of McCain's and chief of staff to him when he was a U.S. But Fitzgerald said that while he and McCain were from very different worlds, they developed a meaningful friendship.

Firefox 65 Will Block Cross Site Tracking
Usually, the end-user doesn't have control over these tracking methods, and they make the web a lot more of a hostile place. Click the checkbox next to "Third-Party Cookies" and select "Trackers (recommended)" to block cross-site tracking cookies.

Honor Magic 2 Flagship Smartphone
During its release event for the Honor Play, Honor made a decision to deliver something unexpected: announcing the Magic 2. The Honor Magic 2 is the latest flagship smartphone from Honor with premium features and top of the line specifications.

Related Articles