Myanmar State-Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in Kathmandu
KATHMANDU: State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived in Kathmandu today. Suu Kyi is here on a two-day state visit, at the invitation of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, the first by a Myanmar State Counsellor.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Ishwar Pokharel received Suu Kyi at the Tribhuvan International Airport.
Suu Kyi is scheduled to attend 'The Asia Pacific Summit 2018' to be held from November 30 to December 3.
The State Counsellor and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Myanmar will call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari, hold talks with PM Oli and discuss bilateral matters with her counterpart, Minister of Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali.
Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has been receiving flak for her silence and her inaction on the military atrocities in Rakhine state.
Various human-rights organisations had demanded that the once-upon-a-time crusader for democracy, freedom and human rights be stripped of the Nobel Peace Prize in light of a United Nations report stating that the Myanmar Army carried out mass killings, gang-rape, with the intent of genocide of Muslim minorities, the Rohingya. However, the Nobel Committee let Suu Kyi keep the prize stating a rule that did not allow for a prize to be withdrawn.
Her failure to speak-out amid the state-crackdown, despite her holding a crucial portfolio in the government, has tarnished, rather caused uncontrollable damage to, her once almost revered image.