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Aung San Suu Kyi 'hung out to dry', say East Timorese, Australian leaders. By Lindsay Murdoch. Sydney Morning Herald. April 14 2017. Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been "hung out to dry" over atrocities on Rohingya Muslims, according to a senior Australian Labor Party official and East Timor's former president Jose Ramos Horta. "Condemning Suu Kyi, a former dissident and Nobel peace prize winner, for not using her position as a megaphone to address the problem may be emotionally satisfying but does not help those most in need," Janelle Saffin, a former federal MP and chair of Labor's International Party Development Committee, and Dr Ramos Horta wrote in a joint statement.after her party swept to power, the Nobel laureate faces questions over her leadership. More ...

After a year, Aung San Suu Kyi fails to live up to Burmese expectations. By Poppy McPherson. The Guardian Weekly. April 7 2017. It was never meant to be this way. The script called for the lead actor, a Nobel prize winner, to seize control of a country, bring peace where there was conflict and prosperity where there was poverty. A nation emerging from years of military dictatorship was to become a beacon of hope not only for its cowed population but also for much of a fractured and turbulent south-east Asia. But like many political dramas – especially over the past 12 months – the script has not been followed by Myanmar and its de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. More ...

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