LondonThe Oxford college where Aung San Suu Kyi studied as an undergraduate has removed her portrait from public display and placed it in storage, in a move that follows international criticism over her role in Myanmars humanitarian crisis .
The governing body of St Hughs college decided to remove the painting of the Nobel laureate from its main entrance on Thursday, days before the start of the university term and the arrival of new students.
In 2012 Aung San Suu Kyi was celebrated with an honorary doctorate from Oxford University, and held her 67th birthday party at the college where she studied politics, philosophy and economics between 1964 and 1967.
But in recent months Myanmars leader has attracted increasing criticism for her apparent defence of the countrys treatment of its Rohingya minority, who have suffered ethnic cleansing and violent attacks by Myanmars military forces.
In a statement St Hughs said: The college received the gift of a new painting earlier this month which will be exhibited for a period. The painting of Aung San Suu Kyi has, meanwhile, been moved to storage.
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