Former Bahraini lawmaker Ebtisam Hejres has called for revoking the Nobel Prize from Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto leader of Myanmar, for failing to stand up against the persecution of Arakan Muslims (Rohingya) there.
“We all supported San Suu Kyi, the 1991 Nobel Prize laureate, when she had to spend 15 years under house arrest and the ruling junta abused her rights,” Hejres, who is the Secretary General of the Kingdom of Arakan Organisation, said. “However, after her party won the elections, she did absolutely nothing to help put an end to the plight of Rohingya. I, therefore, call for the revocation of her Nobel Prize because she did not really deserve it and she is a source of shame for the efforts for peace,” Hejres said in a statement.
“The massacre and displacement of the Rohingya are largely due to the international negligence and silence towards their cause that has given the army the green light to carry out the atrocious onslaught on them,” she said.
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