(Image: Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, in a national address in September, said she felt deeply for the suffering of all people caught up in conflict scorching through Rakhine state — in her first comments that also mentioned Muslims displaced by violence. Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images)
In a letter addressed to Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel laureate and Myanmar State Counsellor, the U.S. Holocaust Museum rescinded the prestigious Elie Wiesel award on Tuesday after criticizing her refusal to cooperate with United Nations investigators and allowing the ongoing genocide of the Rohingya minority.
Last month the Holocaust Museum organized an exhibit in Congress relating to the Rohingya genocide and a few months ago issued a report along with the Fortify Rights that there is mounting evidence of genocide in Burma.
Burma Task Force appreciates today’s honorable decision as well as these previous good efforts.
Such actions unfortunately cannot change the facts that ninety percent of the Rohingya people have been displaced from their homeland and that the brutal violence is ongoing.