Canada should consider revoking Suu Kyi’s honorary citizenship
Canada should seriously consider revoking the honorary Canadian citizenship granted to Myanmar’s leader.
The ethnic cleansing in that Asian country continues.
A report on ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims I was released a while ago.
Aung San Suu Kyi must accept the blame over genocide of helpless Muslims.
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had asked a prominent Liberal Bob Rae, also a former Ontario premier, to look into great details about the Rohingya crisis. Ray was frank about the crisis. He pointed out politicians in Myanmar (formerly Burma) and also the honorary Canadian, should be investigated by International Criminal Court of Justice over possible war crimes.
“Whoever is found responsible, whether in the civilian government or the military government, for what has happened should be responsible. I don’t exclude anybody from that,” Rae said.
More than 900,000 Muslims fled to Bangladesh to escape a brutal campaign by Myanmar’s military.
A renowned international human rights lawyer and a former Liberal cabinet minister Irwin Cotler has already on the government to revoke Suu Kyi’s Canadian citizenship.
Rae’s 39 page report made interesting reading and should be of concern to all peace loving people around the world.
The de facto leader Suu Kyi has been widely criticized for not speaking out against the atrocities committed against the Rohingya. This crisis has not been settled. Bangladesh, with its limited resource, has become home for thousands of refugees.
To this day, they still trek to Bangladesh to escape being killed or burned alive.
Amnesty International has also called for a full investigation.
By not revoking Suu Kyi’s citizenship we are also cheapening the honorary citizenship.
Suu Kyi continues to be stripped of other honors around the world.
Even Winnipeg removed a reference to Suu Kyi in one of the exhibits.
Victoria in British Columbia removed the statue of Sir John Alexander Macdonald’s statue from outside the city hall for oppression of indigenous people.
Macdonald was our first Prime Minister and regarded as Canada’s greatest leader.
None of the major political leaders in Canada have stepped up and called for stripping Suu Kyi of the honor.
Many countries are relying on Canada to take an active action about the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar.