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.

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