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Aung San Suu Kyi and the Derogation of Human Rights in Myanmar

Myanmar held elections early November as the capstone of a wider range of “reforms” it has undertaken as an apparent means of escaping decades of sanctions leveled against it by the West. Predictably, the National League of Democracy (NLD) headed by the Western vaunted, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was declared the winner in a “landslide” by Western papers even before the official count was revealed.

Western headlines hailed the election results as “historic” with the BBC in its article, “Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi: NLD has won election majority,” claiming:

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi has told the BBC she believes her party has won a parliamentary majority, in her first interview since the historic elections.

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