Aung San Suu Kyi to be stripped of honourary presidency by UK university
The Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi is to be stripped of her honorary presidency at a UK university's student union over her country's treatment of Rohingya minority Muslims.
Once seen as a symbol of freedom and non-violent resistance, Burma’s de facto president Ms Suu Kyi was recognised by students at the London School of Economics (LSE) in 1991.
But amid accusations of ethnic cleansing carried out by the Burmese army in the north-western Rakhine state, the LSE student union is now expected to pass a vote removing her from the role.
More than 500,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled across the border to Bangladesh amid increasing violence. Although the country's military leaders retain control of internal security, Ms Suu Kyi was accused of “inaction in the face of genocide”.