U.S. Holocaust Museum Revokes Award to Aung San Suu Kyi March 09, 2018 at 01:15PM

>>>“My dear sister: If the political price of your ascension to the highest office in Myanmar is your silence, the price is surely too steep,” he wrote.
Though she is Myanmar’s civilian leader, Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi’s power is limited in the face of the military’s continued popularity and domination of the country’s economy and its important institutions. The post that she holds, state counselor, was created after her party’s 2015 election victory, as she is constitutionally barred from becoming president.
In its letter, the Holocaust Museum acknowledged “the difficult situation you must face in confronting decades of military misrule.”
But the museum said the scale of the human suffering inflicted on the Rohingya demands action. It called on her to cooperate with United Nations investigators to establish details about the violence and to help bring those responsible to justice. It also urged her to amend a 1982 law that stripped the Rohingya, who have lived in the western region of Myanmar near Bangladesh for centuries, of their citizenship.
The letter closes with a quote from Mr. Wiesel:
“Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”<<<
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