‘I am so angry’: Locsin hits the West for ‘tearing down’ Myanmar’s Suu Kyi

MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Thursday lashed out at the West for “destroying” ousted Myanmar chief Aung San Suu Kyi and for “making her the victim of the military.”

Locsin, throughout a listening to of the Senate overseas relations committee, stated Western nations “tore down” Suu Kyi over their “sissy” human rights sentiments.

“I pour my scorn on the Western world for destroying Aung San Suu Kyi and making her the victim of the military. Myanmar is divided between the army that holds it together. The army founded by her father. The country founded by her father and all she had, as a balance to the Army, was her reputation as a freedom fighter,” Locsin stated.

“Aung San Suu Kyi had to balance the continuing tolerance of the Army to her democratic moves against the racial hatred against the Rohingya. And what does the Western and those fairies—may I call them fairies—in Oxford do? They tear her down, they remove her reputation. She had only the adoration of the world to stand up with against the army. They stripped her of all of that,” he added.

“Every step she made in the freedom of Burma (Myanmar’s former name), they erased all so that they could feel well tearing her down,” the overseas affairs chief stated.

Myanmar’s army seized energy on Monday (Feb. 1) in a coup in opposition to the democratically-elected authorities of Nobel laureate Suu Kyi, who was detained together with different leaders of her National League for Democracy get together in early morning raids.

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The coup adopted a landslide win for Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) in Nov. 8 elections, a consequence the army has refused to simply accept citing unsubstantiated allegations of fraud.

Suu Kyi, 75, endured about 15 years of home arrest between 1989 and 2010 as she led a democracy motion in opposition to the army, which has dominated for a lot of the previous six a long time.

But her worldwide status was broken after she didn’t cease the pressured expulsion of a whole lot of 1000’s of Rohingya from western Rakhine State in 2017.

READ: Aung San Suu Kyi: Sliding political misfortune

“So, where is she now? And where is the Burmese democracy? Ten steps forward—just for the liberals in the United States to feel good tearing down a woman—they’ve gone 20 steps back from Burmese democracy,” Locsin went on.

‘I am so angry’

In criticizing the West, Manila’s prime diplomat stated the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will “never listen” to any “white opinion” in addressing the Myanmar challenge.

Earlier this week, the DFA voiced its “deep concern” over the state of affairs in Myanmar, particularly in Suu Kyi’s security.

“The last thing we want is to work with the countries in the west who destroyed Burmese democracy and I am so angry because I met that woman. She worked with me as a writer, she’s brilliant. She gave everything in herself to make our people free and the West destroyed her all for their sissy sentiments, their human rights sentiments,” he stated.

“I challenge every single critic of Suu Kyi, [did] any of you suffer for freedom? Those f*gg*ts, not a single one of them did and they dared judge that woman and now my job is to try to put her back,” he added.

Locsin stated the DFA will solely work with nations like China and India on the challenge. He notably excluded the United States.

“That’s my feeling, that’s my policy. With Burma, we work with the powers around Burma to see if we can convince the great powers there—forget the United States—we talk to China, we talk to India and we say ‘Can we go back to status quo’ and ‘Can we go back and put the mother Burmese democracy back there.’ And then resume the progress towards the freedom that you and I got at EDSA,” Locsin stated.

“This department will never, never listen to the West on this issue. Never. And in fact, most Asian countries are looking to our leadership, to my leadership as a more nuanced approach to the Burmese problem,” he added.

The overseas affairs chief additionally warned his folks in the division in opposition to listening to the West on the challenge.

“I charge all my people in the Department of Foreign Affairs, you listen to a white man, you listen to white opinion and you’re finished,” he stated. With experiences from Reuters


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