Aung San Suu Kyi is well aware that she had gained much support from the people for her opposition of the junta. There was an article I read a few days ago that said she may be ‘hesitant’ on talking about the Rohingya because of the support she’s gained from the Arkanese Buddhists and so on. If that’s true- and it seems to be- I’m extremely disappointed. A lot of her original power came because of the support from the Muslims in the country, because it was assumed if she opposed the regime, she would also oppose the oppression of Muslims and other ethnic groups. Obviously, that is not the case. And although she has not made any comments declaring that the Rohingya aren’t Burmese and actually seems unwilling to have an opinion on the issue yet, she hasn’t said anything- at all- against the atrocities that the Rohingya have to endure.
The same can be said of other activists there. It’s ridiculous that they want to end ethnic conflicts but still continue to play into the oppression of the Rohingya.