"There was no ethnic cleansing", Aung San Suu Kyi said to a BBC journalist when asked about the Rohingya, a Muslim minority group in Rakhine, Western Burma. There was and is no ethnic cleansing that is despite publications like the Economist claiming otherwise. "Penny Green", they write, "of the ISCI(International State Crime Initiative) argues that the ethnic cleansing of 2012 was a stage in what she describes as the 'process of genocide'". The publication, along with Green do not even debate ethnic cleansing among the Rohingya, they even propose genocide is being committed or at least will be. Human Rights Watch, in a 2013 report, wrote that 'the criminal acts committed against the Rohingya and Kaman Muslim communities in Arkan state beginning in June 2012 amount to crimes against humanity carried out as part of a campaign of ethnic cleansing'. 24 years ago the daughter of the much revered nationalist Aung San, was awarded the Nobel Peace prize. The committee said of Suu Kyi the following: was 'an important figure in the struggle against oppression'. Now the 'lady' is happy to visit the likes of Chinese demagogues , along with British and American brutes including Hilary Clinton and William Hague. When the world lauded her for the suffering she endured and pacifism and forgiveness she advocated, her party members in the National League For Democracy were being brutalised, tortured, raped, murdered and so on, their leader was under house arrest and was free to leave at any time if she agreed to leave the country. Her colleagues did not have such privileges, neither did they have their own piano present. The Rohingya, meanwhile, continue to suffer, such stuff as babies being thrown into fires, women gang-raped and so on. But of course no matter, because according to the great moralist no such abuses are taking place.
16th June, 2015