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Suu Kyi transforms from political prisoner to pragmatic politician at Rohingya genocide hearing

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaking on the second day before the International Court of Justice in The Hague on Dec 11, 2019. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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BANGKOK - For anyone still harbouring any doubt, this week's Rohingya genocide hearing at the world court laid bare Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's transformation from a junta-era political prisoner into a pragmatic politician.

She echoed the military's perspective on its alleged genocide in Rakhine state, defended the integrity of the military's parallel justice system, and warned the International Court of Justice against undermining the relationship between the military and the civilian government needed to make Myanmar work.

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