Htin Kyaw is a close aide of Aung San Suu Kyi, whose NLD party swept to power in last year's election. Nobel peace laureate Suu Kyi is barred from the office of president. Instead she'll hold four ministerial posts, including the foreign ministry.
Bob Geldof has returned his Freedom of the City of Dublin as a protest against Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who also holds the honor. The Irish singer labeled Suu Kyi a "handmaiden to genocide."
The English university city of Oxford has stripped Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, of its highest honor, citing her inaction in the face of the Rohingya crisis. Suu Kyi studied at Oxford in the 1960s.
The Oxford College where Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi studied has taken her portrait down from public display. This follows international criticism over her role in her country’s humanitarian crisis.
Myanmar's de facto leader has called off plans to attend the UN General Assembly. Critics are calling for the Nobel laureate to be stripped of her peace prize amid reports of "ethnic cleansing" against the Rohingya.
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