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More Than Meets the Eye in the Rohingya Crisis

| Oct. 12, 2017

The international opprobrium heaped on Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, for her inactivity on the Rohingya crisis front, obscures an uncomfortable truth.

It is that her country is facing an insurrection, which it has the right to counter.

She is finding it difficult to make her case to an international audience because of the excesses committed by Myanmar's military, a habitual throwback to the era when she herself was a prisoner of the junta. She is being castigated for not according to the Rohingya, a stateless Muslim minority that has long complained of persecution in mainly Buddhist Myanmar, the benefits of the democratic freedoms that she did so much to bring about.

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For Academic Citation: Pereira, Derwin.“More Than Meets the Eye in the Rohingya Crisis.” The Straits Times, October 12, 2017.

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