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The Diplomat: Will Genocide Be the True Cost of Statebuilding in Myanmar?

To govern, Aung San Suu Kyi seems prepared to turn a blind eye to the Rohingya issue. “If we mix religion and politics then we offend the spirit of religion itself,” said Myanmar’s independence hero Aung San, addressing his Anti-Fascist People’s Freedom League party in 1946. Seventy years on, for his daughter and globally revered human rights icon, Aung San Suu Kyi, the doctrine has changed.

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