Suu Kyi’s Humanitarian Award criticized by Ethnic Activists


Ethnic activists have condemned Harvard University's Harvard Foundation for giving its Humanitarian of the Year Award to State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, saying that the Nobel laureate has been quiet about the nation's ethnic gatherings that are casualties in a progressing war.

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Activists said that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been quiet about the Burma Army's disturbance of compassionate guide gave by the global group to inside uprooted people (IDP) camps, while she has scarcely occupied with social welfare works in the nation.

Mary Tawn, an extremist helping Kacin IDPs said, "[Aung San Suu Kyi] has said essentially nothing in regards to the Kachin IDPs since the conflicts softened out up Kachin State in 2011, while the military upsets the supply of compassionate guide. As a man who is helping IDPs, I can hardly imagine how she was given this prize under these conditions."

The quantity of IDPs at different camps in Kachin State expanded a year ago however global guide supplies have declined and camps are shy of sustenance, she said.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has not even verbally helped the IDPs in Kachin and Shan states, said Ko Sai Aung Myint Oo, administrator of the Shan Youth Organization situated in Rangoon.

"There are around 150,000 IDPs in Shan and Kachin states. They frantically need to get notification from Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Be that as it may, she has said nothing in regards to them yet. I don't recognize what measuring stick they utilized for the prize, however it ought not have been granted to her yet," Sai Aung Myint Oo told The Irrawaddy.

Saw Alex of the Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN) said that maybe the honor would push her to apply more noteworthy exertion in championing helpful necessities in the nation.

"Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is powerless concerning compassionate causes however this doesn't mean she wouldn't like to move forward. She has been occupied with drawing in numerous issues. We ought to see the prize valuably as a driving force for her and the new government to put more noteworthy exertion into compassionate works," he told The Irrawaddy.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi got the 2016 Harvard Humanitarian of the Year grant on September 17 in the United States as she was on an official visit to the White House.

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