Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrives to deliver a national address in Naypyidaw on September 19. Why do we not give sufficient weight to Suu Kyi’s account that her government has started “defending all the people in Rakhine in the best way possible”? Photo: AFP

Criticism of Myanmar over the Rohingya Muslims tragedy may set back its progress on human rights

Emily Chan says human rights must be evaluated based on the standards of individual countries, and that in economic development – the foundation of human rights – Myanmar’s progress is undeniable

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Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrives to deliver a national address in Naypyidaw on September 19. Why do we not give sufficient weight to Suu Kyi’s account that her government has started “defending all the people in Rakhine in the best way possible”? Photo: AFP
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