Malala Yousafzai Says ‘the World Is Waiting’ for Suu Kyi to Condemn Treatment of Myanmar’s Rohingya

Source: Time

Pakistani education advocate Malala Yousafzai has called on fellow Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to condemn the “tragic and shameful” treatment of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

In a statement posted to Twitter Sunday, the 20-year-old said the “world is waiting” for Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s state counselor and de-facto leader, to address the violence that has forced almost 90,000 Rohingya people to flee into neighboring Bangladesh.

“Over the last few years I have repeatedly condemned this tragic and shameful treatment,” she wrote. “I am still waiting for my fellow Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to do the same.”

Yousafzai called for a stop to the violence, citizenship for the Rohingya people — who are effectively stateless, despite having lived in Myanmar for generations — and for her native Pakistan to offer shelter, food and education to Rohingya refugees.

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