Thousands call for withdrawal of Suu Kyi's Nobel Prize

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There are fears of an unprecedented boat exodus.

"We need to wake up and respond to it - and I hope that Aung Sang Suu Kyi responds to it as well", she added.

Some have called for the Nobel Peace Prize she won in 1991 as a champion of democracy to be revoked. The Nobel Foundation's statutes rule it out. Instead, Suu Kyi created a new position, Myanmar's state counsellor, and signed up for a giant balancing act, one in which she'd have to satisfy an impatient electorate while keeping the generals appeased.

On Friday, Tutu used his open letter to urge Aung San Suu Kyi to intervene and speak out. However, the report constantly referred to "Buddhists" as perpetrators whereas when such discrimination is reported in the West it is addressed as a national security issue rather than pointing to "Christians" as the perpetrators. The military has near-unanimous support. Suu Kyi has a lot of work to do to help pave a way forward toward peace, prosperity, and inclusion in her country.

For 72-year-old Ms Suu Kyi, dealing with Rakhine State sits alongside the country's moribund peace process as the greatest challenges to her Government.

Some 125,00 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar's Rakhine state since violence intensified on August 25, according to the latest United Nations figures. This allowed her to buy time, and deflect criticism on all sides.

"She said in the statement that "(such) kind of fake information which was inflicted on the deputy prime minister was simply the tip of a huge iceberg of misinformation calculated to create a lot of problems between different countries and with the aim of promoting the interests of the terrorists".

While there is plenty of blame to place on the military for the current situation in Rakhine state, Suu Kyi is the only one seeking to walk a tightrope, between providing a positive way forward for the Rohingya on the one hand, while not providing the military the pretext for ending Myanmar's fledgling democracy on the other.

It's not just the Rohingya who've been affected by the conflict.

Long-time friend and confidant, retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu, has also condemned Suu Kyi's mishandling of the crisis.

Millions of Buddhists across the country also face same economic hardships that the Rohingyas are supposed to be facing. Thousands of recognised citizens have been evacuated from the conflict zone.

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Rohingya militants were suspected of killing 12 Burmese soldiers and government forces were believed to have massacred entire villages.

A significant troop build-up had been underway in the weeks prior to the attacks, as tensions mounted.

Indeed, the 2008 constitution is centred on a circuitous logic in which the army retains veto power over any attempts to amend the constitution.

"We can't be silent right now", she said, speaking to the media outlet in Oxford, England where she will attend university. Myanmar needs Ms. Suu Kyi to rediscover her voice.

"My dear sister", he goes on to write, "If the political price of your ascension to the highest office in Myanmar is your silence, the price is surely too steep".

"A country that is not at peace with itself, that fails to acknowledge and protect the dignity and worth of all its people, is not a free country".

"It is incongruous for a symbol of righteousness to lead such a country".

"I have raised the plight of the Rohingya people 13 times in the Commons", Genuis said in a news release Thursday. The resolution was submitted by AJK assembly member and PTI's parliamentary leader Abdul Majid Khan.The resolution reads that crimes against humanity in Myanmar were alarming.

What comes next? There is only uncertainty.

Myanmar has a long road ahead.

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