Oxford University removes Suu Kyi's portrait

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The university did not say whether the removal was linked to the ongoing crisis in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State.
The university did not say whether the removal was linked to the ongoing crisis in Myanmar's western Rakhine State.

London - Nobel Peace Prize laureate Suu Kyi studied at St Hugh's, graduating in philosophy, politics and economics in 1967.

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Published: Sat 30 Sep 2017, 10:00 PM

Last updated: Sun 1 Oct 2017, 12:44 AM

The Oxford University college where Aung San Suu Kyi studied said on Saturday it had taken down a portrait of the Myanmar leader, a decision that follows widespread criticism of her over the Rohingya crisis.
The portrait, which was on display in the main entrance of St Hugh's College, was replaced on Thursday with a new painting gifted by Japanese artist Yoshihiro Takada. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Suu Kyi studied at St Hugh's, graduating in philosophy, politics and economics in 1967 before completing a masters in politics in 1968.
"We received a new painting earlier this month which will be exhibited at the main entrance for a period," the college said in a statement. 
"The painting of Aung San Suu Kyi has, meanwhile, been moved to a secure location."
The university did not say whether the removal was linked to the ongoing crisis in Myanmar's western Rakhine State. 
 
 



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