US Holocaust Museum revokes award to Aung San Suu Kyi

Museum Rescinds Award to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi — United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The US Holocaust Memorial Museum has rescinded its top award to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi because of her failure to condemn and stop military attacks on her country's minority Rohingya Muslims, the museum said on Wednesday.

But her worldwide reputation has plummeted over the Rohingya massacres and she has been criticised as an apologist for the purges. Named after the late Holocaust survivor and author who won the Nobel Peace Prize, the award recognizes public figures who have combated hate and genocide and advanced human dignity.

The Guardian said on March 6: "Australia has so far diverged from its allies and resisted calls from groups such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch to suspend military cooperation with Myanmar".

Ms Aung San Suu Kyi's release from house arrest in 2010 and, in 2015, ascension to the role of state counsellor after her party's landslide victory at the polls raised hopes that the country had finally emerged from decades of military dictatorship. Anywhere up to 700,000 people have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh.

Here's Jimmy Kimmel's Comeback For Trump's Tweet About The Lowest-Rated Oscars
Oscars viewership in 2018 fell by 39 percent from its level just four years earlier, in 2014, when Ellen DeGeneres hosted for ABC. Los Angeles police say a man has been arrested for stealing Frances McDormand's Oscars trophy after the Academy Awards .

Myanmar's "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims is continuing, a senior United Nations human rights official says, more than six months after insurgent attacks sparked a security response that has driven almost 700,000 people into Bangladesh.

Instead, it said, her political party, the National League for Democracy, has refused to cooperate with United Nations (UN) investigators and added to the anti-Rohingya rhetoric.

The museum also urged Suu Kyi to use her unique standing and official role as State Counsellor and Foreign Minister to cooperate with worldwide efforts to establish the truth about the atrocities committed in Rakhine state and secure accountability for perpetrators.

In January, US diplomat Bill Richardson resigned from a Suu Kyi-appointed panel set up to ease tensions with the Rohingya, assailing her for an "absence of moral leadership". In response, Barack Obama relaxed sanctions, gave financial assistance and became the first sitting USA president to visit Myanmar.

Iran's Rouhani: West Will Regret Collapse Of Nuclear Deal
His comments came as the French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on February 27 expressed deep concerns over Iran's growing ballistic missile program.

Rohingya Muslim women refugees wait to receive aid at the Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh, Jan. 27, 2018.

Meanwhile, a senior Bangladesh cabinet minister has accused Myanmar of obstructing efforts to repatriate roughly 750,000 Rohingya refugees, saying it was unlikely the displaced Muslims would ever return to their homeland, according to AFP.

In its letter, the Holocaust Museum acknowledged "the hard situation you must face in confronting decades of military misrule".

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.

Iran Rejects French Calls to Stop Developing Missile Program
He said that both countries have new plans for boosting cooperation in monetary and banking interactions. Kamalvandi, reiterating Tehran's official stance, said the nuclear deal is not re-negotiable.

But the museum said the scale of the human suffering inflicted on the Rohingya demands action. 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. "Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented".

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fortnite: Battle Royale is heading to iOS and Android
Mar 10, 2018 - 01:52
Nintendo wasn't the only ones with surprising news, Epic Games confirmed that Fortnite is coming to iOS and Android devices. Starting Monday you can sign up for the Fortnite iPhone app and if you are selected you can start playing.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Dhawan powers India win over Tigers
Mar 09, 2018 - 09:50
However, the 31-run partnership was finally broken by Vijay Shankar as he got rid of Mushfiqur for 18. Forty-six per cent of the deliveries they faced didn't fetch them a run.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Australia's David Warner faces one-match ban over dressing room altercation
Mar 09, 2018 - 09:40
Certainly it's hard, and we like to make them feel uncomfortable out there. The teams have been given time until tomorrow to respond to the charges.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Chip and Joanna Gaines Reveal Sex of Fifth Baby
Mar 09, 2018 - 09:38
Chip adds that the only D name for a boy that he can come up with is "Dragon", which sends Gage into a giggling fit. During this conversation, Chip broke the news that the baby - his and Joanna's fifth - will be a son.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Indian court restores converted Muslim girl's marriage
Mar 09, 2018 - 09:33
The court refused her permission to live with Shefin and asked the police to investigate all the facts of the marriage. Shafin Jahan, Hadiya's husband, challenged the annulment of the marriage in the Supreme Court .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Chinese toddler locks mum's iPhone for 47 years
Mar 08, 2018 - 02:17
When the woman took the phone to fix shop, the technician over there told her that he once had seen an iPhone locked for 80 years. The incident apparently occurred back in January 2018 when the mother gave her kid the iPhone to watch educational videos on.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Sex and the City' Star Cynthia Nixon Eyes NY Governor's Race
Mar 08, 2018 - 02:15
Cynthia Nixon , who played Miranda Hobbes on HBO's " Sex and the City ", is reportedly considering challenging New York Gov. NY1 has learned that Nixon has begun the process of assembling staff to lay the groundwork for a competitive campaign.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Booby trap bomb sets NI female officer's car on fire
Mar 08, 2018 - 02:14
Police refused to comment on the nature of the incident, simply confirming investigations would continue. It has been reported that the vehicle belongs to a police officer.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lawfare: Trump Administration Is Going To War Over California's Nonsense Immigration Law
Mar 08, 2018 - 02:13
Brown declared the lawsuit "SAD!" in a Trump-like statement, while the Democrats running to replace him decried Sessions' move. He said the mayor's alert allowed 800 "criminals" to escape ICE agents during a statewide sweep that netted 232 people.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sexual Assault Claim Against Mark Cuban Resurfaces After 7 Years
Mar 08, 2018 - 02:13
She said she told her friend and boyfriend the same night about the alleged incident. Through his lawyer, Stephen Houze , Cuban reiterated his denial.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Giants trade for Alec Ogletree to boost linebacker depth
Mar 08, 2018 - 02:11
Ogletree, 26, had 95 tackles, 2.0 sacks, one interception and one forced fumble last season in 15 games, all as a starter. Ogletree will have cap hits of $10 million for the next three years and $9 million in 2021, the last year of his deal.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Celtics Bench Steps Up Vs. Rockets; Is Second Unit Becoming A Strength?
Mar 07, 2018 - 00:16
The Celtics (44-19) continue to hang their hat on defense, but their offense since the season resumed has been outstanding. The bench needs to prove that they can maintain this, but we are finally at a point where things are going to settle.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Juventus star Higuain passed fit for Tottenham clash but Mandzukic misses out
Mar 07, 2018 - 00:14
We know very well his talent, and sometimes it's not easy to stop him, like [Paulo] Dybala or Messi, this type of player".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fiji lose to US in Vegas 7s
Mar 07, 2018 - 00:14
Fiji scored four tries with captain Jerry Tuwai dotting down twice while Alasio Naduva and Paula Dranisinukula scoring a try each. The tournament saw many interesting results, with the US becoming the fifth team to win a tournament in the 2017/18 World Series.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nashville Mayor Expected to Resign Amid Multiple Investigations Into Affair With Bodyguard
Mar 07, 2018 - 00:12
The Bureau found nude photos of a woman on Forrest's phone, though they did not say whether the woman in question was Barry. MAY 10:Nashville Mayor Megan Barry speaks during the 3rd Annual GMA Honors on May 10, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.