Fighters Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi received criticism from some human rights activist organizations. That happens because the nobel peace prize winners remain silent facing President Thein Sein’s policy in the case of ethnic Rohingya Muslims.
Reported by the Telegraph, Saturday, July 28, 2012, Suu Kyi has been criticized deliberately avoided commenting on issues that had lasted for eight weeks in Rakhine state, western Myanmar.
Hundreds of people were reported killed and tens of thousands more people have been forced from their homes. Another report claimed the military beat, threaten and kill Rohingya.
“It’s very disappointing. She was in a difficult position, but the people let down because he did not speak out more loudly,” said Anna Roberts, Executive Director of Burma Campaign UK.
Human Rights Watch director for Asia, Brad Adams, also regretted that Suu Kyi would not want to talk about oppressed of ethnic muslims Rohingya. Especially when he’s been to London, Dublin, Paris, and Oslo. “Suu Kyi release the opportunity to raise the issue of human rights,” he said.
On her first speech in Parliament on Wednesday this week, Suu Kyi was stressed on the importance of protecting the rights of minority groups are more refer to Buddhist groups in Karen and Shan, not ethnic Rohingya.
Is known, Thein Sein said the President of the population of 800 thousand Rohingya must be placed in camps and sent to Bangladesh through the border.
Thein Sein refuses to recognize Rohingya as citizens of Myanmar because it considers them as immigrants from Bangladesh. This policy is judged by human rights activists as ethnic cleansing. The majority of ethnic Rohingya are Muslim.