Canada should con­sider re­vok­ing Suu Kyi’s honorary ci­ti­zen­ship

Seaway News - - Opinion - Sul­tan Jessa

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.

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