City of London moves to revoke award from Suu Kyi - News Summed Up

City of London moves to revoke award from Suu Kyi


File photo of Aung San Suu Kyi at the Asean Summit in 2017 CollectedThe corporation said it would write to Suu Kyi to tell her about its move and will consider her response before a final decision is madeCity of London Corporation councillors have voted in favour of removing the honorary freedom award granted to Aung San Suu Kyi, over her failure to condemn atrocities committed against the Rohingya people in Myanmar. Members of the City of London Corporation - the municipal governing body of the City of London - on Thursday started the process of revoking Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's honorary freedom award, awarded in 2017, said a statement by the corporation. Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace prize winner, has been accused of complicity in the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya population. "The City of London Corporation condemns the shocking humanitarian abuses carried out in Myanmar, and has already written to the Ambassador for Burma [Myanmar] to express its profound concern about the current situation in his country," the statement said. The corporation said it would write to Suu Kyi to tell her about its move and consider her response before a final decision is made.


Source: Dhaka Tribune January 12, 2019 17:48 UTC



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