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Aung San Suu Kyi and human rights abuses

24th Dec 2013

Sir, Aung San Suu Kyi, who fought for human rights for Burmese people in Myanmar (Burma), and who got Nobel Peace Prize for her work, seems she was only interested in Buddhists’ rights. As you reported, she refuses to condemn anti-Muslim violence by Buddhists. She is also reluctant to recognise citizenship of Muslims who have been living in Myanmar for generations.

Britain and other Western countries have given her red carpet treatment during her visit to their respective countries and have not questioned her about her views on Burmese Muslims.

On the contrary Britain and European Union has suspended sanctions against Myanmar because it has accepted democracy. Even though one of the conditions for suspension of sanctions was that it would respect human rights. But Muslims are still suffering abuses, But it is business as usual for Britain and the EU.


Hussein Ali


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