UK union suspended Suu Kyi’s award over Myanmar crisis
As international criticism mounts over Myanmar refugee crisis, according to a report by The Guardian. One of Britain’s largest trade unions has suspended an award given to Aung San Suu Kyi when she was a political prisoner
Unison, the country’s second-largest trade union, came up with the move as a number of British institutions say they are reviewing or removing honors bestowed on Aung San Suu Kyi during her campaign for democracy under Myanmar’s oppressive military junta, the report said.This suspension comes as many British institutions say they are reviewing or removing honors bestowed on Aung San Suu Kyi during her campaign for democracy under Myanmar’s oppressive military junta, reports The Guardian.“The situation facing the Rohingya of Myanmar is appalling,” The Guardian reports quoting Margaret McKee, Unison’s president.
“We will be actively removing Aung San Suu Kyi’s honorary presidency as a symbol of our opposition to her current position and inaction in the face of genocide,” said Mahathir Pasha, the union’s general secretary.Over the last 3 decades, Aung San Suu Kyi has been awarded honorary degrees from several UK universities including Glasgow, Bath and Cambridge, as well as the freedom of several cities, and other honors.Oxford councilors announced that they might reconsider the freedom of the city of Oxford awarded to Suu Kyi in 1997 at next month’s council meeting, the report said. Source: Asia Nation