Suu Kyi, Dalai Lama must halt massacre
Re Suu Kyi’s Rohingya reaction tarnishes a
respected image, Walkom, Sept. 11 The Nobel Peace Prize committee should invite Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Prize winner and head of government of Burma, to come to Oslo to explain what she is doing to stop the massacre of her country’s Rohingya Muslim minority.
As a recipient of the Nobel Prize, Suu Kyi has an obligation to tell the committee how she will restore peace in her own country. She has lost all credibility by not standing up against persecution of the Muslim minority by the Buddhist majority. She must be told that her duty as a Nobel Peace Laureate is not limited to only protecting rights of the majority.
Suu Kyi remains widely popular among the Buddhist majority and can easily persuade them to stop killing the Rohingya minority by simply threatening to resign.
Mahatma Gandhi stopped HinduMuslim bloodletting on the eve of India’s independence by resorting to a hunger strike. If she has the courage of conviction, she should do the same. Mahmood Elahi, Ottawa A great deal of well-deserved negative attention has been paid to the behaviour of Aung San Suu Kyi in response to the genocide unfolding in Burma.
I am, however, quite flummoxed that I have not come across any mention of the Dalai Lama’s reaction to the atrocities taking place in the name of Buddhism.
If I have missed his reflections on this, then please direct me to where I can read about his views. If I have not, please help me understand his absence from this urgent issue involving his followers. Nadia Mazaheri, Toronto