Malala should get herself acquainted with the basic facts of the violence in Rakhine state before criticizing her fellow Nobel laureate
by Liu Lulu
( September 9, 2017, Beijing, Sri Lanka Guardian) Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has stood out against Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, condemning her for the treatment of the minority Muslim Rohingya in Myanmar. With a Nobel Peace Prize, Malala has been made into an advocate and a judge of world peace. She speaks as if she has mastered the truth of peace.
Malala took to Twitter to hit out at Suu Kyi this week. “Over the last several years, I have repeatedly condemned this tragic and shameful treatment [against Rohingya],” Malala said in a post. “I am still waiting for my fellow Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to do the same. The world is waiting and the Rohingya Muslims are waiting.”
Malala should get herself acquainted with the basic facts of the violence in Rakhine state before criticizing her fellow Nobel laureate.
The crisis is triggered by Muslim extremists’ violent attacks against Myanmar’s governmental forces, and the latter were pressured to take retaliatory actions. Ethnic and religious conflicts between the minority Muslim Rohingya and the majority Buddhist population have been simmering for a long time. Malala seems to be unaware that like many issues in her own country, Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis is a sophisticated issue that cannot be realistically solved in a short span of time.
As the youngest Nobel laureate, Malala was awarded the prize for her fearless fight against the Taliban. She is a victim of terrorism herself and is supposed to have her own feelings and thoughts about the violence of Muslim terrorists.
Muslim extremist groups, such as the Islamic State, are responsible for many violent attacks in the world, and are a common enemy for the whole world.
Asia’s development and global peace must be taken into account in anti-terrorism operations. Terrorists must be eradicated, and Rakhine state, a region of geostrategic significance, cannot become a hotbed for terrorist groups to take root and blossom.
Malala is clueless about the significance of Myanmar’s strikes against extremists. She should learn more about the situation in Myanmar, and her criticism against Suu Kyi is inappropriate.
Not long ago, Malala was manipulated by the Western media outlets to attack China over the treatment of Liu Xiaobo following his death. Liu was sentenced for instigating subversion of State power. Regrettably, she is still being used by the West as a pawn on the Rohingya issue.
Malala has a lot to learn, rather than posing as a “Peace Master” to lecture others who she thinks don’t understand the true essence of peace. She was almost killed in 2012 by Muslim extremists. And it is those Muslim extremists that she should firstly target.