Nobel laureate and activist Aung San Suu Kyi gets a lot of criticism for the way in which her government dealt with the Rohingyacrisis, which, according to the United Nations (UN) is an attempt to genocide was.
The UN accuses the government of Aung San Suu Kyi of it for years haatpropaganda to circulate against the Rohingya, and also documents to make them disappear. Aung San Suu Kyi won the Nobel prize in 1991 for her fight for democracy in Myanmar. Despite the criticism, the nobelprijscomité decided to the Nobel prize, not to withdraw.
“It is important to know that a Nobel prize, whether for physics, literature or peace, is awarded for an act in the past,” said Olav Njoelstad of the Norwegian nobel committee.
The whole world hoped that Aung San Suu Kyi the situation of the Rohingya to heart would take, but government verschuilde behind the argument that the army remains the real power in Myanmar. Nevertheless, there was also an electoral motive. Her constituents see Rohingya often as terrorists or undesirable migrants. A part of her constituency wouldn’t appreciate it if they would include for the muslim Rohingya minority.
For her silence surrounding the ethnic cleansing lost to Aung San Suu Kyi, seven western titles, most recently the Freedom of Edinburgh Award. Also when they titles got, moment of silence, Suu Kyi about the discriminated minorities. Aung San Suu Kyi leads the government as ‘adviser of the state’, because they are by a provision in the constitution no president could be.
Almost 700,000 Rohingya muslims fled last year to Bangladesh, after the army of Myanmar on 25 August an offensive was launched against suspected Rohingya militants in the north of the state of Rakhine. The army denies the allegations of human rights violations – such as extrajudicial executions, sexual abuse and rape. In their eindrapportzeggen researchers from the UN that the death and verkrachtingscampagne from 2017, in an attempt to genocide on the Rohingya.
The muslim Rohingya, with some 1.1 million in Myanmar, but are a moslimminderheid in the buddhist Myanmar. They are set by the government is not recognised as a population group and have the status of illegal immigrants. Over the last 50 years was the regular confrontations between the army and the rebel group Arsa (Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army).