Canada Urged to Revoke Myanmar Leader’s Honorary Citizenship Amid Rohingya Crisis

Canada Urged to Revoke Myanmar Leader’s Honorary Citizenship Amid Rohingya CrisisPrime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is deeply concerned about the violence against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, but would not say whether Canada will revoke Aung San Suu Kyi’s honorary Canadian citizenship amidst mounting international criticism against the de facto leader of the Southeast Asian country.

Ms. Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, is facing international criticism over her failure to condemn the violence that has forced 164,000 Rohingya to flee from the state of Rakhine to Bangladesh over the past two weeks. They have long complained of persecution in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, where they are seen as illegal migrants.Canada Urged to Revoke Myanmar Leader’s Honorary Citizenship Amid Rohingya Crisis