Desmond Tutu chides Suu Kyi over silence on Burma 'ethnic cleansing'

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Suu Kyi received the award for "her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights" while standing up against military rulers.

"The Rohingya fleeing Myanmar are now stateless refugees, making them even more vulnerable and adding more challenges to the search for solutions". Dozens have drowned in river crossings.

"The Rohingya are a stateless Muslim minority in Myanmar who have faced discrimination and extreme poverty for decades", said Khan.

The Trump administration has reluctantly expressed concerns about the state-sponsored violence against the Rohingya but refused to address calls for worldwide sanctions against Suu Kyi's government.

The Burmese army has given a free hand to slaughter the Rohingya Muslims.

Aung San Suu Kyi did not refer specifically to the exodus of the minority Rohingya.

The United Nations chief has warned that ethnic cleansing could be taking place.

Many global icons have condemned Madam Suu Kyi for the stance in the matter including, Malala Yousafzai, the youngest ever peace prize victor.

"Only the efforts made by a laureate before the attribution of a prize are evaluated by the Nobel committee", he added.

Now, it says the ideals that she inspired "appear absent" in the defence of Rohingya.

The handsome, petite leader from erstwhile Burma with flower in her hair and steely resolve in her voice fought for democracy. 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. "It goes back to pre-colonial times". Many others effectively live in open-air prisons, their villages watched over by security forces. It's a bonafide military operation. A rising Buddhist nationalism has fanned the flames, led by hard-line monks who scream that Muslims want to overtake the country.

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Malala, the advocate of girls' right to education, came to the world's attention after the Taliban in her native Pakistan attempted to murder her in a gun attack.

Erdogan refrained from openly criticising Aung San Suu Kyi directly, but reportedly told her in a September 5 phone call that the violence perpetrated against Myanmar's Rohingya population was a violation of human rights. She said she wasn't aware if Trump has spoken to Suu Kyi since becoming president. She is known for a regal bearing that borders on haughty, but her powers are sharply limited.

"Here she is silent and she is not accepting that her government is responsible for this genocide".

Buckley said what was important was not the reputation of a country but the killing of hundreds of thousands of people. "Getting elected", she said.

This year, U Ko Ni, an adviser to Suu Kyi who was drafting a new constitution that would roll back the military's powers, was assassinated at the global airport in Yangon.

In 2012, the museum awarded Suu Kyi the Elie Wiesel Award, its highest honour.

"We again condemn deadly attacks on Burmese security forces, but join the worldwide community in calling on those forces to prevent further attacks on local populations".

Thet Thet Khine, a lawmaker from Suu Kyi's party, said the government was committed to implementing the recommendations. "We pray for you to intervene in the escalating crisis and guide your people back towards the path of righteousness", Desmond Tutu said.

A draft of the bill also allows for courses and workshops on issues like maritime security, peacekeeping and combating human trafficking, the report said. This is a terrorism issue superimposed on a communal crisis.

Why Aung San Suu Kyi can't remain indifferent to this crisis.

Others gave up on her long ago. He raised concerns about the treatment of the Rohingya during the meeting, the Prime Minister's Office said at the time. "She's saying, 'I'm not a human rights activist".