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Our obsession with Aung San Suu Kyi blinds us to the deeper causes of the Rohingya tragedy

If we are to address the genocidal violence in Rakhine seriously, we have to look beyond the culpability of one person

By Faisal Devji   April 2018

A Rohingya refugee crosses a makeshift bridge over stagnant water at the Balukhali refugee camp. Photo: AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy

In March, the US Holocaust Museum revoked a human rights award it had given to Burma’s civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, accusing her of doing too little to stop the persecution of the Rohingya population in Rakhine. This came hard on the heels of other such revocations, including an honorary fellowship by the Oxford college where she studied, and calls for her to be stripped of her Nobel Peace…

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