Canada revokes Suu Kyi’s honorary citizenship

Sep 28, 2018, 7:07 AM EDT
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's reputation as a champion of democracy has taken a beating after her failure to speak against the military’s brutal targeting of the Rohingyas,
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A week after approving a motion that identifies the crimes against Rohingya Muslims as genocide, Canada’s parliament on Thursday voted unanimously to revoke the honorary citizenship of Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi over her handling of the crisis.

Suu Kyi’s reputation as a champion of democracy has taken a beating after her failure to speak against the military’s brutal targeting of the Rohingyas, which led to 700,000 members of the ethnic minority community to flee to neighboring Bangladesh, reports Al Jazeera.

An official from Canada’s Foreign Ministry said the country will continue to provide humanitarian assistance to the Rohingya people, adding that the perpetrators will be sanctioned and held accountable, notes Deutsche Welle.