As peace proves elusive, is Aung San Suu Kyi's halo slipping?
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Fighting has only increased since an August peace conference, while the military has launched a fresh attack on the Rohingyas
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the U.N. on Sept. 21, in New York City. Suu Kyi has to deal with both the hopes of Myanmar's people and the reality that the country's military retains considerable power. (Photo by AFP)
There were high hopes among the people of Myanmar, especially minority ethnic groups, when the country's leader Aung San Suu Kyi convened the 21st Century Panglong peace conference in late August in the capital Nay Pyi Taw, pledging to bring an end to decades-long civil wars.
Sadly since then a military offensive — part of a four-year-long conflict — has been intensifying in Kachin State including air strikes and artillery fire. Conflict has again also taken hold, as it does spasmodically, in Shan State sending thousand's scurrying for safety.
But far worse than the intensifying of these long-running conflicts has been the attack by the military on the Rohingya minority in western Rakhine State and it is here, particularly, that Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (NLD) is starting to flail.
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