Aung San Suu Kyi Takes First Steps in Combatting the Persecution of the Rohingya People

21st July 2016

Aung San Suu Kyi has finally taken the first steps to address the oppression of the Rohingya people, Myanmar's Muslim minority community, often referred to as the "most persecuted minority in the world". Their persecution is widely considered to be bordering genocide. She has set up a task force for combatting religious violence and has made legal threats against Buddhist terrorist organization Ma Ba Tha. She previously expressed fears that the use of the term "Rohingya" make incite further divides and violence. Whilst small, these steps at least indicate that the issue is now being recognized after persistent criticism to the new government's lack of action on this pressing issue. 

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Thursday, July 21, 2016