So, Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel peace prize winner, is still looking on while the nation’s armed forces continue spraying down the Rohingyas like they are some disturbing mosquitoes and raping their maidens like factory fashioned sex robots.
Not even the UN referring to them as “the most persecuted minority in the world” could pinch out that inspirational peace seeking soul that she displayed, albeit histrionically, during her 2015 presidential campaign.
She kept denying and manoeuvring the truth that has been well corroborated by survivals who are now seeking refuge in Bangladesh.
She even moved against UN humanitarian aids that were meant to relieve the Rohingyas and later frowned that the word “Rohingya” should not be used because she believes these people are but unruly interlopers who have no rights what-so-ever.
It’s appalling that a Nobel Peace Prize winner can even discriminate against a sect of people much more strangling them into extinction.
The violence against the Rohingyas didn’t start last month or last year, it’s been a decade long of genocidal push which only culminated late last year when the frequently oppressed Rohingya Muslims decided to clapback. Yet, Aung San Suu Kyi could do nothing but fold her wrinkled hands over her flat chest that houses her bigoted mind and watch with a satisfying smile plastered on her wrinkled face as over 1, 000 Rohingya Muslims died and 15,000 homes torched to ashes while many more refugees drowned struggling to swim across the border to Cox’s Bazar.
She certainly isn’t unsimilar to those saguinary tyrants who have been accused of gassing their subjects with dangerous chemicals. She is pretty much the eerie opposite of everything Nobel peace prize represents and it should be wriggled from her.
United Kingdom Unison had withdrawn its own, Bristol University has said it is currently reviewing all the honourary degrees given to her by the institution and Nobel prize should logically follow in this stride.
Aung San Suu Kyi, definitely, isn’t worthy of being a Nobel laureate for Peace. It should be withdrawn from her to save the face of this highly revered and coveted prize.
My own piece on peace from faraway Myanmar via UN Human Rights Office of High Commissioner.
Shehu Idris is a member of TRNG Writers Club
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