Ahn Sang Suu Kyi

Ahn Sang Suu Kiy is leader of the country Myanmar. The country and she have come under fire recently because of the military’s continuous bad treatment of a group of people called the Rohingya, who are Muslims. The Rohingya have been living in Myanmar for generations, but have recently been told that they are not officially recognised as Myanmar nationals. They have been subjected to violence and poverty, forced into already struggling Bangladesh and 1000s were killed in Myanmar. The military is mainly responsible for these deaths and attacks.

Myanmar’s leader, Ahn Sang Suu Kiy, won a Noble Peace Prize in 1991 for speaking out about the country’s military rulers. She was put under house arrest many times but was finally released and in 2015 came to power after winning 86% in the general election. Myanmar is currently ruled by the military, and the country is also mainly a Buddhist country as well. Ahn Sang Suu Kiy is the de facto leader of Myanmar and most people believe that she should have done more to protect the Muslims in Myanmar. She may not be able to do that in fear of her safety, as she may be attacked by the military for speaking out. It may be the same for the Muslims. They may be scared because they, and Bangladesh, could be attacked.

When many people are slamming Ahn Sang Suu Kiy, they should be questioning the military. The main problem many of us have is that we tend to turn to the political leader rather than the people that are most likely to have caused this. For instance, many are blaming Ahn Sang Suu Kiy and overlooking the actual leaders, who are the military. But, in my opinion, the military may have been overlooked because it is mainly made up of men and Ahn Sang Suu Kiy is a women, which may be the reason she is being blamed for these unprovoked attacks.

Comments (23)

  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC 2 months ago

    Hi happy strawberry. Thanks for your really interesting post! I am curious to hear what other BNC members think about this. Do they agree that the military may have been overlooked because it is mainly made up of men and Ang Sang Suu Kyi is a women, which may be the reason she is being blamed for these unprovoked attacks?

    I'll look forward to reading the responses and then joining in the conversation!

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  • Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg tenacious_whale 2 months ago

    I don't think it's right for over people to go to over countries and hurt and kill people if that happens every year. there going to lose people witch means less people though out that contrite and over countries wouldn't be killed if if does happen and police get them they instead for a couple of years how about for the rest of there life

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  • Streatham-Wells-logo-250x250.jpg friendly_cello 2 months ago

    I think Aung Sang Suu Kyi is not doing much but her job is very hard

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  • Elaine-logo-250x250.jpg openminded_skill 2 months ago

    I agree the country is being overlooked by the military ( made up of men ),explaining that sexism possibly have a role in this. Yet, as leader of her country I think she could try and fight slightly more for her country.
    As for the Rohingya tribe I do believe that this is getting outrageous and needs to stop now. I believe you have some extremely strong points , which I agree with.

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  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg fearless_conversation 2 months ago in reply to friendly_cello's comment

    Although her job is quite hard and I understand that she made a promise to try and change the country for the better and she isn't doing that. However she may be trying but the Rohinga people are still being kicked out of their own homes. So her job is hard but she promised something and she needs to changing things.

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  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg resilient_accordion 2 months ago

    Yes, she has been pressurized recently because of the crisis in Myanmar but what input has she made? She has the ability to make a change we know this because she has made a difference before what's stopping her now? She can make a difference she just isn't putting in the effort. Also, yes she could be scared but who's to say everyone else isn't afraid? They are all petrified for their safety and life. They look up to her but she isn't helping.

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  • St-Edwards-logo-250x250.jpg congenial_theory 2 months ago

    Wow!! I really agree with you happy strawberry and I really know that she will make Myanmar ever worser with the Rohingya people are leaving and heading to Bangladesh, let's what happens next.

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  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg interesting_tiger 2 months ago

    I bet she tried her best but she failed like a miserable mouse looking at the ground with no food .

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  • Ravenscroft-logo-250x250.jpg communicative_bird 2 months ago in reply to resilient_accordion's comment

    Yes, she hasn't made any input and yes, there is nothing stopping her but as leader of Myanmar I'm sure she is doing everything in her power to help the Rohingya. Even Though that nothing has happened yet, it doesn't mean that nothing is going to happen in the future. There is still hope in the future and I still believe that Myanmar can still return to the peaceful country it once what

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  • Bruche-logo-250x250.jpg sensible_shrimp 2 months ago

    It’s strange how she won a Nobel peace prize and doesn’t care to try and fix the problem at all.

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  • Bruche-logo-250x250.jpg lucky_ostrich 2 months ago

    It's quite strange how she won a Nobel Peace prize, but when she became ruler she wanted to bring peace and harmony. But then, the expectations didn't meet. Rohingya then moved there, and after that their villages were burnt, and they were forced to flee and now they are living in a camp.

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  • Bruche-logo-250x250.jpg adept_redcurrant 2 months ago

    True she hasn’t done much about it but I’m sure she’s trying her best

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  • Streatham-Wells-logo-250x250.jpg easygoing_coyote 2 months ago

    maybe she cant talk about it because there are lots of other things going on around her.

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  • Bruche-logo-250x250.jpg lucky_ostrich 2 months ago in reply to sensible_shrimp's comment

    I agree with you

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  • Bruche-logo-250x250.jpg enigmatic_newspaper 2 months ago

    They army shouldn't be underestimated.

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  • Bruche-logo-250x250.jpg rational_deer 2 months ago

    It’s not fare for them because they don’t get treated the same way to us and they get killed by the army even though they didn’t do enything and there houses get flooded so they have to move to another place and they don’t get food or money to help themselves

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  • St-Josephs-Northfleet-logo-250x250.jpg energetic_conversation 2 months ago

    Aung San Suun Kyi is one of the most powerful people in Myamwa, if you ask me, it's her role to make the country a better place. She's not been doing that very often recently as the Rohingyans are STILL fleeing the country. The military have been caught DESTROYING homes of the Rohingyans. It isn't fair and I want to prove my point SEVERELEY!

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  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg resilient_accordion 2 months ago in reply to communicative_bird's comment

    Okay sure she is the head but why has nothing changed? She may be trying but clearly not hard enough to achieve peace in "her" country. Nothing has changed and the future seems uncertain. So can you really support her when she is not doing anything. Your points aren't wrong but they're also not as truthful. This confliction has to stop and this crisis is in desperate need to be solved and soon!

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  • Streatham-Wells-logo-250x250.jpg friendly_cello 2 months ago

    why is Ahn Sang Suu Kyi not speaking out because she's bean house arrested for 15 years for standing ont for homan rights but now she has done nothing

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  • Bruche-logo-250x250.jpg grounded_duck 1 month ago

    i agree that her job is hard however she said that she would put a stop to the terrorism and any other problems but that has not happened het so I think she needs to do something now or she will be elected of priming stern and will be blamed for everything

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg enthusiastic_blueberry 1 month ago

    I think that she is working very hard to save her country and her country is very lucky to have her as a councilor

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  • St-Josephs-Northfleet-logo-250x250.jpg trusting_technology 1 month ago

    I really like this work and I've learnt a lot from you.

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg rhetorical_quince 1 month ago

    i think that she is trying too hard to save her country and then people are becoming suspicious! i dissagree with aung san suu kyi.

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