by Deanna Maria R.

Receiver of a Nobel Peace prize and once known as a symbol of peace and human rights for Myanmar, civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi is now defending the military that detained her under house arrest, periodically over 20 years. According to the UN experts, the military dictatorship of Yangon is accused of targeting the community of Muslim Rohingya Minority with ‘genocidal intent’. Aung San Suu Kyi sees it differently, even speaking out in defense of the army that she does not have control of and who took her freedom from her on and off for many years.

Disappointed in the international community for not recognizing the truth as she sees it, Aung San Suu Kyi states, strongly, that the Rohingya do not want peace and says they are a terrorist faction.  UN experts, however, used the forced removal of approximately 740,000 Rohingya by troops in 2017 as one of their proofs. The Rohingya refugees, some still in camps across Bangladesh borders, tell stories of rape and murder. Aung San Suu Kyi insists the Rohingya are not only terrorist, as previously stated, but also illegal immigrants.

Then, The Gambia, a small South African Muslim country, chose to go to the top UN court (The International Court of Justice), bringing a case against Myanmar. As the video shows thousands of protestors outside, the narrator tells us, that The Gambia is doing this on behalf of other Muslim countries and wishes the court to give them an emergency ruling to protect the Rohingya from further harm.