Suu Kyi stripped of ‘Freedom of Oxford’


PV International Desk : An honour granting Aung San Suu Kyi the Freedom of Oxford has been withdrawn by the city of Oxford because of her response to the Rohingya crisis, reports BBC.
The de facto leader of Myanmar was granted the honour in 1997 for her “long struggle for democracy”.
But a motion to Oxford City Council said it was “no longer appropriate” for her to hold it.
More than half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar to Bangladesh following recent violence.
The trouble erupted on 25 August when Rohingya militants attacked security posts, triggering a military crackdown.
Suu Kyi spent years under house arrest in Rangoon as a campaigner for democracy while Myanmar (formerly Burma) was ruled by a military dictatorship.
She became a worldwide figurehead for freedom before leading her National League for Democracy party to victory in open elections in November 2015.