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Aung San Suu Kyi's fall from grace

Posted on 2018.11.24 at 18:00
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From peace icon to pariah: Aung San Suu Kyi's fall from grace

Three years after she took power, Myanmar remains as repressive as ever. Were the warning signs there all along?

There are falls from grace, and then there is Aung San Suu Kyi. In 2015 her election to the post of state counsellor – de facto head of government – was hailed as a sea-change moment for Myanmar.

Three years on, the feted Nobel peace prize winner has become a global pariah at the head of a regime that has excused a genocide, jailed journalists and locked up critics, leaving the international community wringing its hands as Myanmar remains as repressive as ever.

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NOTE: I've felt the deal is probably this: One wrong move, Suu Kyi, and the racist military makes you history. Basically. Same kind of message Bernie got from the DNC: Support Hillary now or else. And so forth.

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