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    Canada Votes to Revoke Aung San Suu Kyi’s Honorary Citizenship

    Canada’s House of Commons unanimously agreed yesterday to strip the Myanmar leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate of the rare distinction. The move followed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s suggestion that her honorary citizenship, bestowed in 2007, could be revoked as Suu Kyi has come under increasing international criticism for her silence on the Myanmar military’s alleged ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims. The Senate is expected to vote next week to make the revocation official. Current honorary Canadians include Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai and the Dalai Lama.

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