Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: aung san suu kyi | Myanmar state counsellor refused to engage in substantive talks about alleged violence against the Muslim minority, says envoyAung San Suu Kyi avoided discussing reports of Rohingya women and girls being raped by Myanmar troops and police when she met a senior UN official, according to an internal memo seen by the Guardian.Pramila Patten, the special envoy on sexual violence in conflict, travelled to the country for a four-day visit in mid-December to raise the crisis with government officials. Continue reading...
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: aung san suu kyi | The Myanmar leader should be cut from Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, critics insistIt is one of the most popular children's books of 2017, a collection of stories about female role models from Amelia Earhart and Marie Curie to Hillary Clinton and Serena Williams, inspiring girls to aim high and challenge the status quo.But Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, likely to be in many Christmas stockings, has run into controversy because of one of the 100 women included in its pages. When the book was written last year, Aung San Suu Kyi was deemed a worthy subject: winner of the Nobel peace prize and epitome of courage in the face of oppression.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: aung san suu kyi | It was the year photographers caught the world in turmoil, from the despair of thousands fleeing Myanmar to post-Mugabe joy in ZimbabweThe extraordinary spectacle of Donald Trump's presidency has dominated 2017: from Twitter wars with nuclear-armed North Korea, to Robert Mueller's Russia inquiry, and the fast-shifting White House cast, including several who encouraged Trump in his embrace of the far right.But it has been an astonishing year of challenged assumptions even beyond America's borders. Heroes have turned villain, none more prominently than the Burmese leader and Nobel peace laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, who in effect looked away as her military launched a killing spree. Continue reading...
Feed: NYT | Search phrase: aung san suu kyi | Daw Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar with President Xi Jinping of China, in Beijing last year. She arrived for another visit on Thursday, with the two countries drawing closer despite international criticism of Myanmar.
Feed: CNN Top Stories | Search phrase: aung san suu kyi | Pope Francis has avoided referring to Myanmar's persecuted Muslim minority by name in a major speech after meeting the country's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: aung san suu kyi | Pontiff to meet Asian country's civilian leader a day after meeting military general in charge of crackdown on Rohingya minorityPope Francis is spending his first full day in Myanmar traveling to the country's capital on Tuesday to meet with the civilian leader, the Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.The Rohingya are Muslims who live in majority-Buddhist Myanmar. They are often described as "the world's most persecuted minority". Continue reading...
Feed: CNN Top Stories | Search phrase: aung san suu kyi | Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been stripped of an award by the British city of Oxford, where she went to university, for her handling of the Rohingya crisis.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: aung san suu kyi | Oxford city council votes unanimously to strip de facto leader of Myanmar, who studied at St Hugh's college, of award over her response to repressionAung San Suu Kyi has been formally stripped of the Freedom of the City of Oxford award over her response to the repression of her country's Rohingya Muslims. Oxford city council voted unanimously to permanently remove the honour given to the de facto leader of Myanmar in 1997, and said it did not want to celebrate "those who turn a blind eye to violence". Continue reading...
Feed: CNN Top Stories | Search phrase: aung san suu kyi | Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed a memorandum of understanding on the return of possibly hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees to their homes in Myanmar's Rakhine State, a spokesman for State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi confirmed Thursday.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: aung san suu kyi | Rights groups urge UK government and international community to consider Nobel laureate "part of the problem' over atrocities in Rakhine state Aung San Suu Kyi is implicated in the "ethnic cleansing" of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, UK MPs heard on Tuesday.Giving evidence before a parliamentary committee, Human Rights Watch (HRW), Burma Campaign UK and other rights groups urged the government and the international community to see the Nobel laureate as "part of the problem". They said the bloody military crackdown in Rakhine state had left "thousands" of Rohingya Muslims dead, with others subjected to "appalling rape", and 600,000 people driven from their homes. Continue reading...
Feed: CNN Top Stories | Search phrase: aung san suu kyi | Musician Bob Geldof is handing back his "Freedom of the City of Dublin" award, also held by Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in protest over her handling of the Rohingya crisis.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: aung san suu kyi | Campaigner returns Freedom of Dublin rather than share it with Myanmar leader in protest over treatment of Rohingya MuslimsBob Geldof will return his Freedom of the City of Dublin on Monday in protest at the fact that Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi also holds the accolade.The political activist and Boomtown Rats frontman said he would be a "hypocrite" to share honours with "one who has become at best an accomplice to murder and a handmaiden to genocide". Continue reading...
Feed: NYT | Search phrase: aung san suu kyi | Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who leads Myanmar's civilian government, arriving on Thursday in Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine State. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled a campaign of violence carried out by Myanmar's military in Rakhine.
Feed: CNN Top Stories | Search phrase: aung san suu kyi | Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has visited the country's conflict-ridden Rakhine State for the first time since an outbreak of violence in August forced more than 600,000 people to flee.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: aung san suu kyi | Nobel laureate, who has faced criticism for failing to speak up for Muslim minority, travelled to conflict-riven Rakhine stateMyanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived on her first visit to conflict-battered northern Rakhine state on Thursday, an official said, an unannounced trip to an area that has seen most of its Rohingya Muslim population forced out by an army campaign. Related: Rohingya crisis may be driving Aung San Suu Kyi closer to generals Continue reading...
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: aung san suu kyi | Criticism of the Nobel laureate in the west is angering and mobilising her supporters at homeOn the top floor of the Myanmar Traditional Artists and Artisans Association in Yangon, the organisation's vice-president stands behind his latest creation.It is a towering portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi, robed in pink and white, a concerned expression on her face. "If Oxford University takes down one portrait of her, we want to create 2,000 more," says the painter, who goes by the name K Kyaw. Continue reading...
Feed: NYT | Search phrase: aung san suu kyi | Rohingya refugees in the Kutupalong refugee camp outside Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, this month.
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