Myanmar State Counsellor and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs,  Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (Photo : CNN)


I wrote an open letter to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi with great expectation in 2012. 

An Open Letter To Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Regarding The Rohingya Issue

I came to know now I expected help from a rock-like person, even harder than rock because there are some rocks from which rivers come gushing. 100s of scholars, seven Nobel Laureates, 1000s of journalists and right activists and millions of people around the World have shown strong convictions that crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing, and genocide have been taken place in Arakan against Rohingya since decades.

But Suu Kyi named it a fabrication, why? How can she hold deep convictions about Rohingya Genocide? For the Certainly of Rohingya Genocide, she should have direct experience staying at least a week trip in the ghettos where Rohingya have been desperately suffering from variety of diseases, lack of education, starvation, torture and mass killing.

She doesn’t have doubt-free knowledge regarding Rohingya; whatever she grasps are, bias patriotism, and tendency of ultra-nationalism and Islamophobia of Myanmar generals. To acknowledge Rohingya Genocide, a person can have knowledge through study and verification of decades-long persecution.

If he or she has any doubt, they should depend on seeing and observation visit to the ghettos where Rohingya live in dire conditions. It they still have doubt, they should stay in the ghettos with Rohingya at least one week to get the direct experience of genocide.

A leader who demonstrates and teaches trust, belief, confidence, sincerity, seriousness, and integrity through his or her conduct, words, and actions, can never ignore any of their citizens based on religion, race and color.


Forming Commission one after another, a special informal meeting with foreign ministers of ASEAN, blaming international media and spreading propaganda using leaders of extremists such as Wirathu and Sitagu, and State media, are not the tendency to solve Rohingya issue. They all are fueling it more.

Displaying Nazi-like slogan “The Earth will not swallow a race to extinction but another will” referring danger of Rohingya and Muslim in every Immigration Department of Myanmar, it never be a democratic country. Democracy demands to remove all Nazi-like State’s Polices based on race and religion.

Before she personally briefs her fellow ASEAN ministers on the situation in Rakhine State, Suu Kyi should visit to Rohingya in the ghettos where Rohingya have been deprived all basic rights including right to find food and education and facing genocidal operations in the name of Clearance in Maungdaw.

Denial of Rohingya and referring them Bengali are two main State’s Policies to eradicate all Rohingya. All persecutions and genocidal operations of Myanmar authority against Rohingya depend on these policies. Without removing genocidal polices of the State, no one can end Rohingya Genocide.

Now it is not the time to discuss whether ethnic cleansing or Genocide, it is time to take action for the Tatmadaw’s brutality against Rohingya and restore rights of Rohingya as soon as possible.

ASEAN officials saw the move as a sign of concern within Suu Kyi’s fledgling administration of mounting international criticism over the recent crackdown on the country’s Rohingya minority. But Myanmar is still denying existence of Rohingya to continue genocidal operations.

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Aung Aung is a Rakhine-based Activist blogging from inside Myanmar.