The sealed lips of Aung San Suu Kyi


In Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, tens of thousands of refugees flee over the border from Myanmar PHOTO/Kathleen Prior/Vice

Aung San Suu Kyi delivering her Nobel Lecture in the Oslo City Hall, 16 June, 2012 PHOTO/Ken Opprann/Nobel Prize

the non-Muslim leaders who terrorize their minorities
never forget to remind the world of “Islamic terrorism”
their propaganda seems to have Biblical weight
they would like the world to believe:

“In the beginning there were Islamic terrorists,
then our war against terrorism began.”

although the facts are totally opposite
the West created these monsters for their own motives

joining the chorus is none other than
the West’s beloved Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi
the Rohingya Muslims – the victims – are the terrorists

the fact is that Myanmar’s army
is killing and expelling Rohingya Muslims from the Rakhine State
their homes are being burned down
1,000 people have died violently
Rohingya women are raped mercilessly

Suu Kyi won’t be attending the US General Assembly this week
her spokesman Zaw Htay, cited three reasons
due to the prevailing situation in her country:
Rakhine terrorist attacks
“people inciting riots”
“there will be terrorist attacks”

reporters were supplied with fake photos
of Muslims “caught in the act
that is they were burning their own homes

the reality of course is totally different
the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights says,

“Because Myanmar has refused access
to human rights investigators
the current situation cannot yet be fully assessed,
but the situation seems
a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.”

in the last two weeks
370,000 Rohingya people
have fled their homeland and entered Bangladesh as refugees
(border country Bangladesh has witnessed
such influx of Rohingya Muslims in the past too
during the 2016 horrific army assault on Rohingya Muslims
Aung san Suu Kyi was criticized
for her silence by fellow Nobel Laureates)

Aung San Suu Kyi once remarked:
“If you’re feeling helpless, help someone.”
but she doesn’t feel helpless
(why would she feel helpless?
she is Myanmar’s State Counselor)
because she does not feel “helpless”
that’s why she’s not helping Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar refuses to grant them citizenship
despite the fact that they have been living there for generations

many people, including Nobel laureates, have urged her
to speak out against the injustices
being committed against the Rohingya Muslims

South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu pleaded:

“My dear sister:
If the political price of your ascension
to the highest office in Myanmar is your silence,
the price is surely too steep.”

the famous poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz once wrote:

Speak, for your lips are free;
Speak, your tongue is still yours.

Aung San Suu Kyi shouldn’t be forced to open her lips
nothing good is going to come out of those powerful lips
she’s just a petty nationalist with feelings for her own
she hates Rohingyas so, for them she won’t open her lips

B. R. Gowani can be reached at

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