Shwe Eain Si, 19, who was Miss Grand Myanmar, posted a video on Facebook last week describing the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army a ‘caliphate-style movement’ and said she was using her fame to ‘speak out the truth.’
Scroll.in (h/t John J) But organizers of the competition said she was ‘not behaving like a role model’ and took her crown away for breach of contract. Speaking in English, Miss Eain Si said ARSA, branded a terrorist organization by Myanmar authorities, was ‘acting as if they are the oppressed’ and said its recent attacks were ‘out of proportion’.
In a statement posted on Facebook on Tuesday, Shwe Eain Si claimed her removal came after she had posted the video. “Yes, I made a video about the reign of terror brought about by the ARSA militants in Rakhine State, but that was hardly qualified as a failure to project a decent image of a pageant contestant,” the statement read. “I am obliged as a citizen of this country to use her fame to speak out the truth for her nation.”
Back-up evidence of her statements is provided in the links below video.