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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?

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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