Aung San Suu Kyi

Burmese pro democracy leader and Nobel Peace prize winner. A renowned advocate of non-violence and human rights who spent many years under house arrest. 

Mourners hold the casket of U Ko Ni during his funeral in Myanmar. Photo: The Irrawaddy

What the murder of a Suu Kyi ally means for Myanmar’s Muslims

The plight of millions of Muslims throughout Myanmar, not only those suffering the worst human-rights abuses in Rakhine State, may never have been greater than after the murder on Sunday of a prominent pro-democracy lawyer at Yangon International Airport.