By: Ben Rhodes | THE ATLANTIC |
Down the street, in a coffee shop that wouldnâ€™t be out of place in Brooklyn, I met Cheery Zahau, a human-rights activist and an ethnic Chin, a persecuted Christian minority in Myanmar. … Cheery Zahau was critical of the pace of liberalization and the lack of protection for the Rohingya. … She believes Suu Kyiâ€™s main preoccupation has been her own ascent, cloaked in the language of human rights, and that she was now jockeying for power with Than Shwe, the 86-year-old former junta leader who still wields enormous influence. “Than Shwe and Aung San Suu Kyi compete for a chair,” she said. “Itâ€™s not a matter of how to improve things. Itâ€™s a matter of who gets to sit on that chair and be the boss…”
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