The Defensive Speeches Used in The Power Struggle of Aung San Suu Kyi Toward Resolving the Problem in Rohingnya
Setyowati, Agustina Indah
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In 2017 the world was shocked by the human tragedy in Myanmar. Thousands of people lived in Rakhine have become victim of discrimination. Muslims community, Rohingnya, as an ethnic minority in Myanmar got violence from the Buddhists. Aung San Suu Kyi as the prime minister has become the shooting target from the international media. Then in a few weeks later, she delivered speech formally with the title: “We condemn all human rights violation”. The speech was interested to be discussed, especially from critical discourse analysis (CDA). The data that collected by using documentation were analyzed by using CDA proposed by Norman Fairclough: description, interpretation and explanation. This technique was used to recognize the defensive speech she performed. The results of the study showed (1) she had a capability in controlling emotion when delivering the speech and choosing the diction, and (2) she used the formality, euphemism, modality and pronoun in smoothing the speech.