Aung San Suu Kyi no longer deserves her Nobel Peace Prize


Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel laureate has declined to speak out on violence against Rohingya Muslims.

According to the United Nations latest report, more than 123,000 refugees have fled to neighboring Bangladesh in less than two weeks to escape persecution. Yet amid a crisis increasingly described as genocide, Myanmar’s state counselor and former Nobel Peace Prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi, has remained conspicuously silent.

Reports keep flooding in of mass killings carried out by Burmese security forces, as well as torture, rape and the systematic razing of Rohingya villages. Burmese authorities say they are carrying out “clearance operations” against extremist “Bengali” insurgents — “Bengali” being a term the government uses to suggest Rohingyas are foreign interlopers rather than native Burmese.

The Rohingya have long been victims of state-sponsored discrimination and abuse ? including what the U.N. has deemed possible crimes against humanity. Security officials have carried out gruesome violence, including killings, rapes and arson, against the Rohingya community in recent days.