London Corporation revokes honour granted to Myanmar’s Suu Kyi

The City of London Corporation (CLC) on Thursday revoked an honour granted to Aung San Suu Kyi over the treatment of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, Al Jazeera reported.

Elected representatives of CLC voted to revoke the freedom of the city granted to Suu Kyi three years ago.

“Today’s unprecedented decision reflects the City Corporation’s condemnation of the humanitarian abuses carried out in Myanmar,” said David Wootton, chair of the CLC committee that deals with Honorary Freedoms.

“The argument for the removal of the award had been much strengthened by Aung San Suu Kyi’s close association with Myanmar’s government at the [Hague] hearing, as well as her lack of response [to the committee’s letters],” he said.

Aung San Suu Kyi has drawn criticism from several countries, organizations, and figures over her inaction in response to the genocide of the Rohingya people in Rakhine State and refusal to accept that Myanmar’s military has committed massacres.

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