Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

'Myanmar's Suu Kyi's Noble Prize can not be revoked'

'Myanmar's Suu Kyi's Noble Prize can not be revoked'

Fresh violence erupted in Rakhine state almost two weeks ago when security forces launched an operation against the Rohingya and thousands of them have been slaughtered. This year, her party spokesman said she would not be attending, although he said he was unsure why.

Worldwide pressure has been growing on Myanmar to end the violence in the western state of Rakhine that began on August 25 when Rohingya militants attacked about 30 police posts and an army camp.

It is not possible to strip a Nobel Peace Prize laureate of his or her award once bestowed.

Myanmar authorities said more than a week ago that some 400 Rohingya, mostly insurgents, had died in clashes with troops, but it has offered no update.

"We are committed to a sustainable solution that will lead to peace, stability and development for all communities within the state", she said in September.

Villages were burned and hundreds of people died, mainly Rohingya Muslims, who are denied citizenship and regarded by Myanmar's majority Buddhists as illegal immigrants.

"What is the crime of the women and children or the innocent people?" she said.

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Aso working on the ground is charity Human Appeal, which is pushing for donations to help them deliver life-saving emergency aid to people who have been stripped of their homes and their dignity.

Khamenei called on Muslim nations to take practical steps to stop violence against Rohingyas in Myanmar.

"The state counsellor won't attend the meeting of the United Nations General Assembly", AFP reported government spokesman Zaw Htay as saying.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the administration continues to condemn the violence between Rohingya Muslims and Myanmar security forces.

The meeting was requested by Sweden and the United Kingdom, who said in a statement they were "deeply concerned" by the reports emerging from Myanmar.

He said the crisis in Myanmar is a political issue and should not be reduced to a religious conflict between Muslims and Buddhists, although he said religious prejudice may have been involved.

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