Saturday, August 3, 2013

Great quotes - ASSK


"I'm not sure they are Burmese."

-Aung San Suu Kyi on the Rohingya...  From her Wikipedia profile:

Suu Kyi received the Rafto Prize and the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 1990 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. In 1992 she was awarded the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding by the government of India and the International Simón Bolívar Prize from the government of Venezuela. In 2007, the Government of Canada made her an honorary citizen of that country, the fourth person ever to receive the honour. In 2011, she was awarded the Wallenberg Medal. On 19 September 2012, Aung San Suu Kyi was also presented with the Congressional Gold Medal, which is, along with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honour in the United States."

What a humanitarian! Except for keeping silent on Rohingya persecution, but apparently they may not be Burmese... so persecution and discrimination is OK...

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