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Some years ago, prior to the release of my first novel Secret of the Henna Gal, I was asked to make a listing of feminine idols available as part of the advertising campaign in the Blogosphäre. Since my novel was about a young Briton who stood up to the adversity - and won - my journalist thought it would be interesting to enumerate the ladies who inspire me enough to make a tale about the defence of people.
The story is full of authorized women characters who assert themselves against bullies and repressive regimes and have won despite their lives in extreme periods of patriarchy. Who were the more contemporary heroes who had earned to be on a shortlist of Rosa Parks known as the "First Lady of Civil Rights"?
In 1991, Aung San Suu Kyi received the Nobel Peace Prize for her "non-violent fight for democracies and man rights" against Burma's army government. At that time Burma was a British Indian state. To me, Aung San Suu Kyi was a hero who fought not only for the sake of the present, but for the sake of fairness for those who abandoned everything and became fugitives in 1962/63.
She was one of us "over there" who fought for it. The Aung San Suu Kyi's governing body has the November 2015 elections, but instead of a reduction in state power against the Rohingya we have seen an upsurge. Aung San Suu Kyi has decided to keep quiet about everything.
The EU has denied the United Nations detectives and the world's press permission to enter the area known as Rakhine State, where the Rohingya are being butchered, and has also obstructed all UN assistance. Over the last few flights to Bangladesh, the UN has estimated that 87,000 Rohingya have escaped and tens of thousands more who have not escaped are still hidden in the jungles.
She is the one who deserved to be on a shortlist of women who inspire a feeling of fairness for all. Aung San Suu Kyi's silences suggest that she only wanted democracies and people for her own kind - and not for the Rohingya, who she regards as the "other".
Nevertheless, there are some who have apologized for Aung San Suu Kyi's silences about the Rohingya's sufferings and interpreted them as indifferent. Mr Aung San Suu Kyi cannot demand impartiality on the Rohingya massacre. She is a betrayer of many defenders of the cause of human-rights defenders.