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Suu Kyi and Burma

kyi: Now, Suu Kyi is a tarnished icon with a reputation totally in tatters, according to Toronto Star. As de facto civilian leader of Burma also known as Myanmar she is associated with a campaign of ethnic cleansing and perhaps even genocide by Burma's military of the Rohingya Muslim minority in her country. Asia's Mandela, she was called. And as recently as Tuesday, in the face of overwhelming international uproar, she stubbornly defended the military's actions. Those were momentous times. How could this be so How did we both public and journalists alike get her so wrong Article Continued Below Looking back, it is striking that Suu Kyi was honoured with the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize in the months following Nelson Mandela's dramatic emergence from his South African prison cell. ( As reported in the news.