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Canadian MPs vote to strip Aung San Suu Kyi of honorary citizenship

2018-09-29 07:54:29       source:The Guardian

September 28, 2018

Canadian politicians have voted unanimously to strip Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary citizenship in response to crimes committed against the Rohingya minority.

The move by the House of Commons lower chamber has no effect because honorary citizenship is conferred by a joint resolution of both the House and the upper Senate chamber and officials say it must be removed the same way. Suu Kyi received hers in 2007.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters a day ago that he was open to looking at stripping Suu Kyi of the honour, but said doing so would not end the crisis in Myanmar, where more than 700,000 Rohingya have fled a government crackdown.

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