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Why Amnesty was wrong to strip Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi of top honour

‘Speaking up’ will make her look good with the international Press, but it will do nothing for the challenges Myanmar faces.

  • Abhijit Dutta
  • Hindustan Times

The international community needs to strengthen her hands, not weaken them.

The vilification of Aung San Suu Kyi continues unabated.

Whether it is Amnesty International or United States vice-president, Mike Pence, no one, it seems, can wait to signal their virtue by throwing an egg at her face.

The gravest charge against Suu Kyi is that she does not speak up, she does not issue condemnations against the Myanmar’s military, who stand accused of brutalities.

Amnesty, in a…

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