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12:00 AM, October 21, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, October 21, 2017


Suu Kyi's name dropped from Oxford room

The students at the prestigious Oxford University college where Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi studied have voted to remove her name from the title of their Junior Common Room for her inability to condemn severe human rights abuses against Rohingyas in Myanmar.

Students of St Hugh's College on Thursday voted to remove the Nobel Peace Prize laureate's name from the junior common room with immediate effect.

"Suu Kyi's inability to condemn the mass murder, gang rape and severe human rights abuses in Rakhine is inexcusable and unacceptable. She has gone against the very principles and ideals she had once righteously promoted," the college resolution read.

"We must condemn Aung San Suu Kyi's silence and complicity on this issue and her condonation of the human rights offences is her own land," it notes.

Suu Kyi had graduated from St. Hugh's in 1967 and was granted an honorary doctorate from the university in 2012.

Last month, a portrait of the leader hanging prominently at the entrance of St Hugh's College was moved into storage.

At the beginning of this month, Oxford City Council voted unanimously in favour of revoking the Freedom of Oxford granted to Suu Kyi in 1997 for her "long struggle for democracy".

The Myanmar leader has faced increasing international criticism over her perceived failure to take action against reports of the Myanmar Army's repression of the Rohingyas.

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