In an article October 6, the Wall Street Journal says that Aung San Suu Kyi “decided not to challenge the military’s campaign against the Rohingya, partly because she has sympathy with the Buddhist majority.”

According to the article, the Nobel laureate met with a senior diplomat last year and told a cautionary tale about how Muslims had come to dominate another southeast Asian state, Indonesia, after centuries in the minority, and spoke about her country not wanting to face such a situation.

Muslims were already in the majority in some areas, she added, though they make up just 4% of the total population.

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