US Democrats con­sider re­vok­ing State Coun­sel­lor's hon­our

Mizzima Business Weekly - - NEWS ROUNDUPS -

Some Democrats in the United States are won­der­ing whether Aung San Suu Kyi, the Myan­mar hu­man rights ad­vo­cate and No­bel lau­re­ate, should be stripped of her Con­gres­sional Gold Medal, the na­tion's high­est civil­ian hon­our, ac­cord­ing to the web­site The Hill. Congress voted unan­i­mously in 2008 to present Suu Kyi with the award. A decade later, law­mak­ers are ques­tion­ing whether the honor should be re­voked over Suu Kyi's ret­i­cent re­sponse to Myan­mar's cam­paign against the Ro­hingya. Suu Kyi, now Myan­mar's demo­crat­i­cally elected civil­ian leader, has faced in­tense in­ter­na­tional back­lash over the cam­paign, which the United Na­tions has deemed “acts of geno­cide.” Just this week the Smith­so­nian’s Holo­caust Mu­seum in Wash­ing­ton re­scinded a pres­ti­gious award named af­ter an­other No­bel Peace lau­re­ate, Elie Wiesel.

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