Humanitarian hero, or genocide enabler?

Monday, December 9, 2019 - 5:05pm


Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar was long venerated as a defender of the meek. Resisting her nation’s brutal military put her on par with Nelson Mandela. But Tuesday, at an international court in The Hague, Myanmar’s army will face allegations of genocide — trying to wipe out a Muslim minority known as the Rohingya. Leading the defense, front and center, will be the icon herself, insisting the well-documented allegations are fake news. The World’s Patrick Winn speaks to a longtime disciple of Suu Kyi who is now wondering what has she become?