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ASEAN call for 'accountability' in Rohingya crisis

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SHAFAQNA- Member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations call for those responsible for atrocities against Rohingya Muslims to be held “fully accountable”, according to a statement prepared for a regional summit , reflecting…

Amnesty strips Suu Kyi of top honour over atrocities against Rohingya Muslims

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SHAFAQNA- Leading international human rights group Amnesty International said Monday it is stripping Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi of its top honor over the atrocities committed by the country's military against the Muslim-majority Rohingya. The…

Canadian MPs vote to strip Myanmar leader of honorary citizenship

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SHAFAQNA-The Canadian parliament has voted unanimously to strip the honorary citizenship of Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar leader, in response to the genocide of the Rohingya Muslims. In 2007, the House of Commons granted Aung San Suu Kyi the…

Aung San Suu Kyi Set to Break Silence on Rohingya Crisis in Live TV Address

SHAFAQNA- Communal violence has torn through Rakhine state since August 25, leaving hundreds dead and driving more than 410,000 of the Rohingya minority from Myanmar into Bangladesh. But Suu Kyi, a Nobel laureate, has so far refused to…

Letter from Canadian prime minister to Aung San Suu Kyi

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SHAFAQNA - The Prime Minister spoke with Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto leader of Burma, last week and he says he has also written her a letter. The Liberal government has been coming under increasing pressure from advocates to strip Suu Kyi…

Aung San Suu Kyi 'squandering' her political clout by failing to protect Rohingya minority

SHAFAQNA - She has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and is one of just six people to have received honorary Canadian citizenship. But Aung San Suu Kyi has lately become a source of frustration and bitter disappointment for human rights…