Sunday, September 10, 2017
Aung San Suu Kyi is Squandering Her Moral Capital by Persecuting Muslims
I have admired Aung San Suu Kyi above all current world leaders. She earned her Nobel Peace Prize in the long democratic resistance to the military dictatorship in Burma/Myanmar.
Now, though, the government and local mobs are killing and burning out the Royhingya, a Muslim minority whom the Buddhist majority regard as foreigners and an impurity in the body politic.
In any other country, "The Lady" would be part of the opposition to this ethnic cleansing.
It is therefore very sad that she is squandering it by not stopping this evil act.