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Duterte finds solace in Myanmar’s Suu Kyi

Duterte finds solace in Myanmar’s Suu Kyi

After some human rights advocates have criticized his brutal drug crackdown, President Duterte is taking refuge in Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi’s statement that every right comes with responsibility.

Aung San Suu Kyi has denied the ethnic cleansing of Myanmar’s Muslim minority, speaking to the BBC after the UN rights council agreed to investigate allegations against the army.

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Myanmar goes to the polls on Saturday for the first time since Aung San Suu Kyi’s party swept to power a year ago, in an early indication of views on her leadership amid increased fighting with armed ethnic groups and slower economic growth.

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After eight years of dealing with America’s self-styled “Pacific president,” Asian leaders will soon have to work with a new administration.

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