Last updated on September 19, 2019
Former Prime Minister David Cameron has listed his disappointment with Myanmar country counselor Aung Saan Suu Kyi within the persecution of all Rohingya Muslims from the nation, especially within her claim that”they’re Bangladeshis.”
Cameron remembered his 2013 meeting with Suu Kyi in his memoir,”’For The Record’, published on Thursday. The Myanmar leader has been feted by western states because of her pro-democracy battle but is now a pariah because of her not condemning or behaving on the Rohingya issue.
“The disappointment came out of Burma.
Britain continues to refer to this nation with its earlier name of Burma.
Cameron writes: “I fulfilled with the pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi, who’d shortly run for the presidency, also represented what a wonderful story hers would be: from fifteen decades of house arrest to changing her nation to a true democracy.”
“But by the time she arrived to go to London on October 2013, all eyes were on her nation’s Rohingya Muslims, who were driven from their houses by Buddhist Rakhines. There were tales of rape, rape, and ethnic cleansing. The entire world is watching, ” I told her. Her answer was telling:’They aren’t Burmese. They’re Bangladeshis.’ She eventually became the de facto leader in 2015, along with the violence against the Rohingya proceeded.
“The shame came out of China. Each year, the Dalai Lama visited Britain and requested to get a prime-ministerial assembly. Given that China did not recognize Tibet’s independence (and neither did the UK), also that until recently he conducted an alternate government in exile, this type of meeting could alienate the very people we had been attempting to develop a connection with”.
So I said I’d meet him not as a political leader but as a spiritual leader, in St Paul’s Cathedral, in which he had been visiting that the Archbishop of Canterbury”.
Instead, our ambassador in Beijing was summoned to get a dressing-down, along with the Chinese authorities published a statement condemning our actions”.
“Ministerial visits have canceled both directions. The suspend lasted two months, and just came to a conclusion when George Osborne was encouraged to see October 2013”, Cameron writes.
Cameron failed to fulfill the Dalai Lama again, evoking criticism against the Tibetan religious leader in 2015 he had buckled to Chinese strain in trade for trade and monetary benefits: “Money, money, money. That is what this is all about. Where’s morality?”