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Malala Yousafzai calls on fellow laureate Suu Kyi to condemn Rohingya treatment

"Over the last several years, I have repeatedly condemned this tragic and shameful treatment," Malala said in a statement on Twitter. "I am still waiting for my fellow Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to do the same.

By: Reuters | London | Updated: September 4, 2017 2:00 pm
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Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, called on her fellow laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to condemn the “shameful” treatment of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, saying “the world is waiting” for her to speak out. Nearly 90,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since violence erupted in Myanmar in August, in the biggest political challenge facing the country’s leader Suu Kyi, who stands accused by Western critics of not speaking out for the minority that has long complained of persecution.

“Over the last several years, I have repeatedly condemned this tragic and shameful treatment,” Malala said in a statement on Twitter. “I am still waiting for my fellow Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to do the same.

“The world is waiting and the Rohingya Muslims are waiting.” Activists from Indonesia, home to the world’s biggest Muslim population, on Saturday called on the Nobel committee to withdraw Suu Kyi’s peace prize during protests outside the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta, state news agency Antara reported.

The recent violence in Myanmar was set off by a coordinated attack on Aug. 25 on dozens of police posts and an army base by Rohingya insurgents. The ensuing clashes and a major military counter-offensive have killed at least 400 people.

Myanmar officials blamed the Rohingya militants for the burning of homes and civilian deaths but rights monitors and Rohingya fleeing to neighbouring Bangladesh say a campaign of arson and killings by the Myanmar army aims to force them out. Malala, 20, came to prominence when a Taliban gunman shot her in the head in 2012 after she was targeted for her campaign against efforts by the Taliban to deny women education. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.

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    VP
    Sep 5, 2017 at 4:44 pm
    Malala, please first condemn the terror activities of Rohingya Thanks
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      Lucian DSilva
      Sep 5, 2017 at 11:21 am
      She is raising her voice for humanitarian cause. Such voices and protest, like in Chechnya if neutral and secular in nature, are most welcomed - I mean that even people, other then muslim, who suffer from cutions, if similar protest and voices are raised then it will look civilized, unbiased, secular above all "human".
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        3-pound
        Sep 4, 2017 at 10:34 pm
        Send them to Kashmir we will bear all of their expenses .Kashmiri people are eager to help them.
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          Fozia
          Sep 4, 2017 at 3:50 pm
          Atleast some country stood up to speak against the atrocities ..otherwise in our country bcoz of the polarised atmosphere people are more concerned about the demography and want them out just bcoz they are muslims...no such feelings for any nepali ...its indeed saddening
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            Re
            Sep 4, 2017 at 4:07 pm
            Yup ! Real talk real talk.
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              indie
              Sep 4, 2017 at 6:35 pm
              Any idea why the Rohingyas are being subjected to violence ???
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