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Moslems on 2 Continents Protest against Persecution in Myanmar
The HONG KONG - Protests broke out on Monday among Muslims in Asia, Australia and Russia over a Myanmar operation that displaced ten thousand Muslims across the Bangladesh-Band. Protests increased the pressures on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto Myanmar female guide and Nobel Peace Prize winner who once impersonated her country's struggle for democracies and people.
Chechnya saw the flow of ten thousand in a government-sanctioned protests against what the country's head Ramzan Kadyrov described Myanmar's "genocide" of the oppressed Rohingya people. Mr Kadyrov also criticised the Russians by making rudimentary warnings if the Kremlin does nothing to stop the Holocaust-comparison.
The Rohingya protests against the target took place in front of the Australian parliament in Canberra on Monday. Burning photographs of Aung San Suu Kyi in Jakarta, Indonesia, demonstrators praised a petrol spill at the Myanmar embassy. "Farida, an Indonesian who organised the protests and used a name, said to journalists, "The word is still quiet about the Rohingya Muslim slaughter.
Pakistan's Foreign Ministry and Indonesia's Joko Widodo lamented the violent acts against Rohingya returnees and demanded an inquiry into the massacre reports. In the midst of the protest, another winner of the Nobel Peace Award, Malala Yousafzai, went to Twitter to face Aung San Suu Kyi and ask her to denounce the brutality.
A number of people asked themselves whether the Nobel Committee, which gave her the honour in 1991, would criticise her in public or even overturn her. The United Nations High Representative for Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, seemed to go even further and suggested that Ms Aung San Suu Kyi should intercede on Rohingya's behalf. Aung San Suu Kyi, the UN High Representative for International Relations on Myanmar's International Rightag.
"This is what we would want any administration to do to defend everyone within its own jurisdiction," Ms Lee said to the BBC on Monday. On Monday, a Maltese relief group that has been saving Mediterranean immigrants for three years said it was launching its operation there and deploying its lifeboat, Phoenix, to the Bay of Bengal to help Rohingya Muslims escaping from Myanmar to Bangladesh.
Recent Myanmar fighting began last months when Rohingya fighters assaulted Myanmar's army outposts. Militaries reacted with what they call "evacuation operations". "According to information from humanitarian groups, troops have destroyed several hundred Rohingya houses in the state of Rakhine. Thereupon, Rohingya made the treasonous trip to poor cross borders shelters.
Aung San Suu Kyi's criticisms accused her of the crises and demanded that her price be withdrawn. These calls are particularly moving given the story of Mrs Aung San Suu Kyi as a detained inmate. Aung San Suu Kyi is remarkably quiet about the Rohingya question and, under pressure from journalists, she has the formal line of the army claiming that the Rohingya are in Myanmar unlawfully.
Aung San Suu Kyi is not the first Nobel Prize winner to raise controversies. Historically, campaigners have asked the commitee to retract the honors of Henry Kissinger and Barack Obama. A member of the Nobel Commission stepped down in 1994 in protests when the prize was awarded to Israel's Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin and Yasir Arafat, the Palestinians' leading figure.
Board member Kaare Kristiansen named Mr. Arafat a "terrorist" who did not earn the award. Gunnar Stalsett, a former member of the Nobel Peace Commission, said that the Nobel Commission, all Norwegians nominated by the country's parliament, will not cancel Mrs Aung San Suu Kyi's award: