New Delhi - The ongoing Rohingya crisis in Myanmar has put the spotlight on Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and her stubborn refusal to criticise the Burmese army’s crackdown against the ethnic minority community. Suu Kyi, who is the de facto head of the Myanmar government in her position of state counsellor, has in fact referred to the global outrage against Burmese authorities’ treatment of Rohingyas as being fuelled by an “iceberg of misinformation”. This is indeed shocking coming from someone who has long championed the cause of peace and human rights. For, anyone can plainly see the pain and suffering of the stateless Rohingyas who have long faced severe discrimination in Myanmar.

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Rudroneel Ghosh is a Jr Assistant editor with The Times of India, India's largest English daily.