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Myanmar: the saint who lost her way

By Gwynne Dyer      

The great majority of Myanmar’s Buddhists share the army’s fear and hatred of Muslims, and rebuking the army for the genocide was the one way the Lady could lose the next election.

Aung San Suu Kyi could not have stopped the army from carrying out the massacre, the worst of many it has committed against various minority populations in Myanmar over the past 60 years. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Almost completely obscured by the blanket global coverage of the U.S. election, they are having one in Myanmar, too. The outcome is even more a foregone conclusion, although in this case it will confirm the existing government in power. But it is only by condoning a great crime that democracy their survives.

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