Oxford college drops Suu Kyi from common room name

 

The students at the prestigious Oxford University college where Myanmar’s de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi studied have voted to remove her name from the title of their Junior Common Room for her inability to condemn severe human rights abuses against Rohingyas in Myanmar.

Students of St Hugh’s College voted to remove the Nobel Peace Prize laureate’s name from the junior common room with immediate effect. Ms. Suu Kyi had graduated from St. Hugh’s in 1967 and was granted an honorary doctorate from the university in 2012.

The JCR resolution by undergraduates at her former alma mater becomes the latest move against the de-facto leader of Myanmar by UK institutions to revoke honours bestowed upon her in the wake of the Rohingya crisis, which has displaced tens of thousands from their homes as they flee to safety across the border to Bangladesh.