Aung San Suu Kyi on Muslims in Burma : via ShingetsuNews Japan


April 21st, 2013

Although there were criticisms to Aung San Suu Kyi because of her silence on violence against Muslims in Burma, in this video of Shingetsu news agency of Japan, we might find out that what Suu Kyi said is full of tactics and acceptable. But according to some analysts, there is also a worry that all sorts of Buddhists majority had been sealed their sights by military Junta and they might not be able to think well about what Suu Kyi is trying to point out.

Before watching this clip, we have to keep one very important fact in mind, which was said by Suu Kyi at the debate about rule of law organised by the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2012 and what she said is that “Burma law is obsolete”.

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” With regard to violence, I object to violence committed by anybody against anybody. It is not matter whether the violence is committed by buddhists or by muslims or by christians. I object to it entirely. I’ve always been against violence especially in politics. I am sorry that our people are not able to settle their differences across the table like talking to one another rather by resorting to violence. I’ve said this very clearly that any violation of human rights and any acts of violence are inimical to united and peaceful society, and I stand by that. With regard to whether or not, the rohigyas are citizens of the country that depends very much on whether or not they meet the requirements of citizenship laws as they now exist. There are those who say Burmese citizenship laws which are based on 1982 law are not fair. That is the different question. At present what we have to find out is whether all those who are entitled to citizenship until the present law have been given citizenship. And once they’ve been given citizenship, they have to be given all the rights of citizens. That has to be established first. And then we must go on to assess this citizenship law to find out whether it is in line with international standards. I think every country is entitled to say that they will work in accordance with existing laws at the same time, every country has a responsibility to consider the possibility that the laws are not in keeping with international standards. And this, the Burmese should have the courage to do, to face the issue of citizenship fairly. With regard to Muslim of Burma, I met some Muslim leaders recently just before I came to Japan. I’ve been talked about all these communal problems. And it is very sad because none of them every known any other country except this one. I mean that to say except Burma. And they did not feel that they belong to anywhere else and it was sad for them that they were made to feel they did not belong in our country either. And this is a very sad state of affairs. We must learn to accommodate those with different views from ours. But as I said earlier if we want our people to sort out the differences, we must give them security. We must make them feel secure enough to talk to one another. If you don’t feel secure enough to go out of your house, if you’re afraid that every time you go out of the house, you might be attacked by somebody from a different community, how can you expect them to sit down and sort out the differences which is why I put so much emphasis to rule of law. And this is why people find my attitude to so boring because rule of law is not exciting. But it is very necessary. “

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