Canadian Lawmakers Vote to Strip Aung San Suu Kyi of Honorary Citizenship
Canadian politicians have voted unanimously to strip Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi of her 2007 honorary citizenship in response to crimes committed against the Rohingya minority during her premiership. The vote will have no immediate ramifications, as honorary citizenship is conferred by a joint resolution of both the lower and upper chambers and must be removed the same way. The Canadian House of Commons last week unanimously voted to call the killings of Rohingya a genocide. This month, a U.N. report outlined in searing detail the campaign of atrocities against the Rohingya in Myanmar.