Aung San Suu Kyi comes under fire for silence on Rohingyas

(From Radio Free Asia)

Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi came under increasing criticism this week for failing to speak out on the plight of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority who are at the center of a regional refugee crisis, with friends voicing disappointment and former admirers blaming her silence on political concerns.

“It’s very sad,” Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama told the newspaper The Australian on Thursday, saying that he had met twice in the past with the democracy activist and fellow Nobel laureate, once in London and once in the Czech Republic.

“I mentioned about this problem and she told me she found some difficulties, that things were not simple but very complicated,” the Dalai Lama said.

“But in spite of that I feel she can do something,” he added. Read more



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