Burma: a Molotov cocktail was launched on the house of Aung San Suu Kyi

News 1 February, 2018
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    Thursday, February 1, 2018 03:24

    Thursday, February 1, 2018 03:24

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    YANGON, Myanmar-A Molotov cocktail was launched on Thursday morning in the grounds of the villa of Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon, where she has lived for years under house arrest, has announced a spokesman for the government.

    “It was a Molotov cocktail,” said to the AFP Zaw Htay, the spokesman of the government, stating that the ruling burmese had not been home at that time. No one was injured and the device caused no property damage minor, he said.

    The one who is Nobel peace prize laureate was on Thursday in the capital of burma, Naypyidaw, where she lives most of the time. She must give a speech to celebrate two years in power of his party, the national League for democracy (NLD).

    After having been confined to the dissent for nearly thirty years, including 15 years under house arrest, Aung San Suu Kyi was taken in April of 2016, the head of the burmese government after a tidal wave election.

    If she remains an icon in his country after nearly two years at the controls, it is now very much maligned on the international stage for his handling of the crisis of the Rohingya.

    Nearly 690 000 muslim rohingya living in the west of the country are refugees in Bangladesh neighbour since the end of August to escape an operation of the burmese army, the skilled campaign of”ethnic cleansing” by the united Nations.

    It’s pointing the finger for his lack of compassion shown to the refugees and for its silence on the role of the army, with which it must cope on the political level.

    Last week, the american diplomat Bill Richardson, a former close to Aung San Suu Kyi, has resigned with a bang of a consultative commission on the situation in the west of the country, stating it was alarmed by “the absence of leadership” of the ruling burmese.

    Aung San Suu Kyi is won by the “arrogance of power”, he even told the New York Times. It is after him isolated in a “bubble” and surrounded by “sycophants who do not describe the reality of the situation”.