Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi addresses the 71st UN General Assembly in New York last September. Once an icon of democracy and human rights, Suu Kyi has come increasingly under fire for her silence as Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims are persecuted, but her defenders argue that speaking out might prompt another military coup. Photo: Reuters

Attacking Aung San Suu Kyi won’t save the Rohingya – she is still the best hope for Myanmar

Christopher Johnson says critics of the Nobel Peace Prize winner don’t understand Myanmar’s politics, its history, or how easily the country could return to military dictatorship

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Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi addresses the 71st UN General Assembly in New York last September. Once an icon of democracy and human rights, Suu Kyi has come increasingly under fire for her silence as Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims are persecuted, but her defenders argue that speaking out might prompt another military coup. Photo: Reuters
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