Scrolling news:

UK: Myanmar’s Suu Kyi stripped of Oxford honor due to atrocities against Rohingya Muslims

4th Oct 2017
UK: Myanmar’s Suu Kyi stripped of Oxford honor due to atrocities against Rohingya Muslims

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal

 

LONDON (AA): A British honor granted to Myanmar’s leader has been withdrawn amid atrocities targeting the Muslim minority in her country, causing more than half a million Rohingya to take refuge in neighboring Bangladesh.

Oxford City Council leader Bob Price supported the motion to strip State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi of the honor.

People are “absolutely appalled” by the situation in Myanmar, Price said.

He called it “extraordinary” that Suu Kyi had not spoken out about the atrocities in Myanmar.

The Freedom of Oxford honor is a title awarded to persons of distinction and those who have, in the opinion of the council, rendered eminent services to the city.

St. Hugh’s College in Oxford removed a portrait of Suu Kyi from display last week.

Since Aug. 25, some 501,000 Rohingya have crossed from Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine into Bangladesh, the UN said on Sept. 28.

The refugees are fleeing a military operation in which security forces and Buddhist mobs have killed men, women and children, looted homes, and torched Rohingya villages. According to Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Abul Hasan Mahmood Ali, around 3,000 Rohingya have been killed in the crackdown.

Turkey has been at the forefront of providing aid to Rohingya refugees, and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has raised the issue at the UN.

The Rohingya, described by the UN as the world’s most persecuted people, have faced heightened fears of attack since dozens were killed in communal violence in 2012.

The UN has documented mass gang rapes, killings — including of infants and young children — brutal beatings, and disappearances committed by security personnel. In a report, UN investigators said such violations may have constituted crimes against humanity.

[Photo: Aung San Suu Kyi. Photogrpaher: Kyaw Kyaw/AA]

One Response to “UK: Myanmar’s Suu Kyi stripped of Oxford honor due to atrocities against Rohingya Muslims”

KirilovaOctober 6, 2017

She must be stripped of the Nobel prize and the Saharov human rights reward the European Parliament gave her. She doen’t have the honor and the humanitarian capacities for such à recognition.

Why is the Nobel committee silent? Why only Dalaï Lama had spoken up among the Hobel Prize winners ? What are the criteria for the attribution of the Nobel Peace prize ? Why does a genocide supporter is in a possession of such a prize ? Why didn’t they give it to the Bulgarian for saving the Jews during the WW II ? Why this mediocre and genocide fostering woman had been prefered ?

Reply

Leave a Comment

What is 2 + 4 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)

Over 120 people attended a landmark conference on the media reporting of Islam and Muslims. It was held jointly by The Muslim News and Society of Editors in London on September 15.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

Latest Tweets