Suu Kyi to be stripped of Freedom of Edinburgh Award: Report

The noble peace prize winner Aung Saan Suu Kyi is likely to lose her Freedom of Edinburgh award for her robust refusal to condemn the atrocities committed against the Rohingya Muslims.

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Staff Reporter, TDN World: She was noble peace prize winner. In 2017, two years after she holds power, becoming the de facto leader, the state councillor (a position akin to prime minister) of Myanmar, her image as harbinger of peace changes. She becomes the supporter of mass violence, ethnic-cleansing against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

She is likely to be stripped of her Freedom of Edinburgh honour for her inaction to condemn the brutal violence committed against the Rohingya, The Guardian Reports.

This is the seventh honour that Aung Sang Suu Kyi is going to lose over past year. Earlier this year, in March, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. rescinds Prestigious Elie Wiesel award from her. On 28 Sep.2017, the governing body of St Hugh’s college, Oxford, from where Suu Kyi pursued her under graduate degree, had removed her portrait from the main entrance of the college. Her name was also dropped from common room. Cities that earlier revoked award from her also includes Newcastle, Dublin, Sheffield, Glasgow.

Suu Kyi was bestowed the honour in 2005, to mark her role for championing peace and democracy in Burma, where she was kept under house arrest.

Despite pressure from international human rights organisations, Aung San Suu Ki has been defending the atrocities against the minority Rohingya Muslims, which the UN attributed as “the text book example of ethnic cleansing “. At least 700,000 People have fled from country to escape the violence in last one year.