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Canada strips Aung San Suu Kyi of honorary citizenship

TORONTO: Canada’s parliament voted unanimously on Thursday to effectively strip Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary Canadian citizenship over the Rohingya crisis. Ottawa had given the long-detained democracy advocate and Nobel laureate the rare honour in 2007. But her international reputation has become tarnished by her refusal ...

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EU blasts Myanmar’s jailing of reporters

STRASBOURG: The EU’s diplomatic chief condemned Myanmar’s jailing of two Reuters journalists, hours after the country’s tarnished democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi strongly defended the men’s treatment. A court in Myanmar jailed Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo for seven years last week for breaching the country’s hardline Official ...

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Aung Suu Kyi should have resigned: UN chief

UN: The outgoing UN human rights chief says Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi should have resigned over last year’s violent military campaign against Rohingya Muslim in Rakhine State. In an interview with the BBC, Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein said Suu Kyi, who leads the Myanmar government, should have considered returning ...

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Petrol bomb thrown at Suu Kyi’s lakeside villa in Myanmar

YANGON: A man threw a petrol bomb at the lakeside Yangon compound of Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday, officials said, a rare attack on a national figurehead who enjoys strong domestic support but has drawn global outcry over her reticence to speak up for the Rohingya. There ...

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Pope Francis to meet Myanmar’s Suu Kyi amid Rohingya crackdown

YANGON: Pope Francis will be meeting with leaders of Myanmar’s different religious communities at the Catholic archbishop’s residence in Yangon. He arrived in the country on Monday and is scheduled to meet separately Tuesday with the country’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the capital. Myanmar is predominantly Buddhist with ...

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EU to discuss Rohingya crisis with Myanmar’s Suu Kyi

YANGON: The EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Sunday she would discuss ways to end the Rohingya crisis with Aung San Suu Kyi when she meets the Myanmar leader in Yangon. Mogherini and foreign ministers from Asia and Europe toured refugee camps along Bangladesh’s border with Myanmar and heard ...

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Oxford college drops Suu Kyi from common room name

LONDON: The City of London Corporation has also been debating revoking Aung San Suu Kyi’s Honorary Freedom, bestowed upon her earlier this year. The students at the prestigious Oxford University college where Myanmar’s de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi studied have voted to remove her name from the title of ...

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Oxford college removes portrait of Suu Kyi

LONDON: A portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi has been removed from the Oxford college where she studied, it is reported. The state counsellor of Burma studied at St Hugh’s College between 1964 and 1967, earning a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. The Swan student newspaper reported the painting ...

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Violence must stop, UK minister urges Myanmar

LONDON: Foreign Office minister Mark Field has told Aung San Suu Kyi to end violence in Rakhine State and grant full humanitarian access. But Mr Field said the country’s de facto leader was in a “difficult position”, with public opinion in Myanmar “strongly anti-Rohingya”. And Aung San Suu Kyi was ...

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