Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s words at the genocide hearings at the International Court of Justice were always unlikely to convince the global human rights community. But one element of her defence had even her most ardent critics sputtering out their tea.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is an eager traveller, and she seems to appreciate a warm welcome. In her role as foreign minister, she regularly flies to Asian capitals, and to places further afield, to ink deals and forge alliances with friendly foreign powers.
“We don’t want to be evicted and threatened with weapons,” the demonstrators chanted as they marched through the Kayin State border town of Myawaddy on November 17.