Following the recent release of two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, former UN Ambassador and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson spoke to Marco Werman about Aung San Suu Kyi and the dark realities of the government of Myanmar.
Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were found guilty and sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act. Their lawyers say courts lack proof of 'intent to harm.'
Canadian legislators, in a symbolic move, on Thursday voted unanimously to strip Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary citizenship in response to crimes committed against the Rohingya minority.
Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson resigned last week from a panel looking into solutions to the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar. And on his way out he blasted Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi for lacking "moral leadership" on the issue.
The United Nations says 620,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh since August to form the world's largest refugee camp after a military crackdown in Myanmar that Washington has said clearly constitutes "ethnic cleansing."
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will not attend the United Nations General Assembly this week, her spokesman said Wednesday, as the Nobel laureate faces a barrage of criticism over her failure to speak up for Rohingya Muslims fleeing in huge numbers.
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