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Suu Kyi needs to show more leadership over Rohingya crisis

Can the oddly silent Aung San Suu Kyi lead muddled Myanmar to a genuine national reconciliation as Rohingya persecution continues unabated and foreign investment begins to slow?

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Ms Suu Kyi has talked of taking the peace movement forward but, either due to deference to the army - which she does not control - fear of losing her hard-won position, or a deal with the junta, she has rubbished any criticisms of Rakhine policy.

IN 2010, a brave lady who had suffered years of incarceration - albeit at her grand home at the edge of the water in Yangon - was fast becoming an icon for the downtrodden everywhere. Hers was not a brutal or violent captivity, but a slow, mind-dulling water drip of isolation designed to silence

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