Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar for Bangladesh after a brutal military crackdown three years ago are celebrating Suu Kyi's detention.
The news of her arrest spread quickly in the crowded refugee camps in Bangladesh where about one million Rohingya refugees now live, reports the Al Jaeera.
Mohammad Yusuf, a leader at the Balukhali camp, said: "She was our last hope, but she ignored our plight and supported the genocide against the Rohingya."
Maung Kyaw Min, the spokesman for the influential Rohingya Student Union, said there was now increased hope that Rohingya might return to their villages in Myanmar.
"Unlike an elected government, this military (government) will need international support to sustain. So we hope they will focus on the Rohingya issue to reduce international pressure," he said.