The Lord Provost has called for a plaque honouring a controversial Asian leader in the city to be “destroyed”.
Barney Crockett said it was no longer right to have the plaque to Aung San Suu Kyi amid accusations she has ignored violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
The plaque was put up in Hazlehead Park alongside a jasmine plant at the request of Amnesty International 10 years ago.
A motion from Mr Crockett to Aberdeen City Council, calling for the plaque’s removal, will be debated by councillors on Monday.
He said: “The leader of Myanmar was once someone who was admired around the world as a symbol of peace, but the horrifying events that have unfolded in Myanmar have changed that.
“Some may claim Aung San Suu Kyi may lack influence over her own armed forces, but she has time and again failed to speak out about the atrocities that have been carried out in Myanmar, which have led to the death, rape and forced migration of the Rohingya people.
“Just last week, the UN released a report which compared the events of the last 13 months in parts of Myanmar to genocide.
“In light of that, as a city, we have to ask ourselves if it is right for a plaque praising this leader to be up,” said Mr Crockett.
The move comes as a Burma court sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in jail for illegal possession of official papers while engaged in reporting on violence being carried out against Rohingya Muslims.
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo denied violating the colonial-era Official Secrets Act, punishable by up to 14 years in prison.
They claim they were framed by the police.
Mr Crockett added: “If the motion is supported I don’t imagine the plaque will be put in storage, I would think it would be got rid of.
“It wouldn’t take long for the council to take it down. I would also like to acknowledge the efforts of those at Amnesty International, both in the city and outwith, for the fantastic work they do.”
The 73-year-old leader of Myanmar – formerly Burma – lived under house arrest for years for her pro-democracy activism and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991.
She has been accused of failing to speak out over violence against the Rohingya people in her role as state counsellor.
Some 700,000 Rohingya fled to neighbouring Bangladesh to escape the violence targeting them after attacks by Rohingya militants killed a dozen members of the security forces.
Investigators working for the UN’s top human rights body said last week that genocide charges should be brought against senior Burma military officers over the crackdown.
Last month Ms Suu Kyi had her Freedom of Edinburgh award revoked.
Other cities including Glasgow, Newcastle and Oxford have also acted to strip her of similar honours.