South African Archbishop slams Aung San Suu Kyi for silence over Rohingya Crisis
September 8 , 2017
Desmond Tutu, a South African Activist and Nobel Laureate, has urged the Burmese politician Aung San Suu Kyi to end the violence against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims. Around 125,000 Rohingya Muslims have been forced to flee to Bangladesh due to atrocities inflicted on them. Recipient of 1991 Nobel Peace Prize, Aung San Suu Kyi has been internationally criticized for her silence over the exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Rakhine State of Myanmar. Tutu who helped dismantle apartheid in Africa, joined the voices of the nation calling on Aung San Sauu Kyi to do more to protect Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims. In a letter to Suu Kyi, South African activist Desmond Tutu has condemned fellow Nobel Laureate's silence over deadly situation in Rakhine state of Myanmar as he said, surely “the price of your silence is too steep.” He calls on Sui Kyi to be courageous and resilient, yet the 'unfolding horror' and 'ethnic cleansing' has forced him to speak against a woman he considered “a dearly beloved sister”.
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