Contact: Roland Watson, roland@dictatorwatch.org


November 26, 2016

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I'm pleased to report that my latest statement, Investigate Aung San Suu Kyi for the Crime of Genocide, has gained some traction, and was posted by both the Shan Herald Agency for News and the Nation (Thailand), and also to many Facebook groups and Twitter accounts. My basic point is that the time to criticize Aung San Suu Kyi has come and gone. We are way beyond criticism now. She is always talking about the Rule of Law. Fine. There is an International Rule of Law as well, covering both international infractions (e.g., maritime law) and the worst crimes of all that humans commit, which we have come to realize transcend issues of national sovereignty. The most severe of these crimes is genocide, and which right now is being perpetrated against the Rohingya people of Western Burma. Taking a favorable view, Suu Kyi is guilty of gross negligence which has resulted in death, in this case the deaths of hundreds if not thousands of Rohingya citizens. With sufficient investigation, this may well be proven to rise to the level of incitement and culpability.

The Nation was kind enough to rework my statement, including adding a United Nations quote about the panoply of crimes to which the Rohingya are being subjected. I had focused on the legal dimension, since most of my readers already follow what is happening. Their version also makes a strong presentation.