Oxford University removes Aung San Suu Kyi portrait

Oxford University removes Aung San Suu Kyi portrait

LONDON - The Oxford college where Aung San Suu Kyi studied as an undergraduate has removed her portrait from public display and placed it in storage, in a move that follows international criticism over her role in Myanmar’s humanitarian crisis.

The governing body of St Hugh’s college decided to remove the painting of the Nobel laureate from its main entrance on Thursday, days before the start of the university term and the arrival of new students.

In 2012, Aung San Suu Kyi was celebrated with an honourary doctorate from Oxford University , and held her 67th birthday party at the college where she studied politics, philosophy and economics between 1964 and 1967.

She has been harshly criticised across the world over her silence at the plight of the Rohingya Muslims by the powerful Myanmar Army.

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