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Who will help Myanmar's Rohingya?

Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:50 am

They have been described as the world's most persecuted people.

Rejected by the country they call home and unwanted by its neighbours, the Rohingya are impoverished, virtually stateless and have been fleeing Myanmar in droves and for decades.
In recent months, tens of thousands of Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh amid a military crackdown on insurgents in Myanmar's western Rakhine state.
They have told horrifying stories of rapes, killings and house burnings, which the government of Myanmar - formerly Burma - has claimed are "false" and "distorted".

Activists have condemned the lack of a firm international response. Some have described the situation as South East Asia's Srebrenica, referring to the July 1995 massacre of more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims who were meant to be under UN protection - a dark stain on Europe's human rights record.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38168917

So what is the world going to do?
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Re: Who will help Myanmar's Rohingya?

Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:59 am

Dutchy wrote:
So what is the world going to do?


Very little, I suspect.
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Re: Who will help Myanmar's Rohingya?

Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:04 am

scbriml wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
So what is the world going to do?


Very little, I suspect.


I am afraid you will be right. But still, another group on the run.
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Re: Who will help Myanmar's Rohingya?

Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:24 am

Here's an interesting read, with some more insight than the news coming from the media at the moment.

https://cosmicstories.wordpress.com/201 ... propganda/
 
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Re: Who will help Myanmar's Rohingya?

Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:26 am

Darwin Peng wrote an interesting piece related to this topic some months ago for the Harvard Political Review and it might be that I should share a link to that with y'all.

Understanding Aung San Suu Kyi’s Silence on the Rohingya
 
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Re: Who will help Myanmar's Rohingya?

Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:28 am

This is the official UN investigation into the Rohingya situation and its recommendations: http://www.rakhinecommission.org/
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Re: Who will help Myanmar's Rohingya?

Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:17 pm

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41135727

In this update they are no longer being stopped at the border, a small bit of good news.
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Re: Who will help Myanmar's Rohingya?

Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:29 pm

58.000 people fled already. Human tragedy comparable to what happened in Syria.
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Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:07 am

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Re: Who will help Myanmar's Rohingya?

Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:09 am

It seems we have a war of disinformation.

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Photos showing a group of men and women setting light to a house in Burma have been circulating online since September 6. According to the authorities, they show how the Rohingya, a persecuted Muslim minority in the country, are deliberately setting fire to their own houses to receive international sympathy. However, the Burmese government posed the photos itself as part of an anti-Muslim propaganda campaign.

One of the women who appears in the photos torching a home is wearing a distinctive bright orange top, a grey and purple longyi, and a white lacy headscarf. Photos show that this same woman, minus the headscarf, spoke to the journalists at a school in Maungdaw that was serving as a shelter for displaced Hindu families. She told the journalists about Muslim abuse against Hindus.

These photos were also posted on the Facebook group Rohingya Community, which posts news about the situation for Rohingya in the country. They wrote a post explaining why the photos were fake [we have edited it for clarity].

Note the white caps the men actors are wearing. Those caps are totally new. Rohingya people aren’t wearing caps in these moments of life or death. And even if they wore Islamic caps, they wouldn’t be as clean and shiny as in those photos.

The women in the photos tried to resemble real Rohingya women by wearing hijab. But Rohingya women never wear hijab that way at all. It is very clear that they do not even know how to wear a piece of cloth on their heads.

The men in the photos are hiding their faces under masks [bandanas].

None of them are facing the camera to hide their real faces.

Most of all: why on earth would someone be so foolish as to document his crime by letting a cameraman take shots from all angles?

The truth: This was the house of a real Rohingya family. Most probably some of the family members were killed and others managed to flee. Later these actors (Buddhists) came to change the scenario of the reality.


One of the women who appears in the photos torching a home is wearing a distinctive bright orange top, a grey and purple longyi, and a white lacy headscarf. Photos show that this same woman, minus the headscarf, spoke to the journalists at a school in Maungdaw that was serving as a shelter for displaced Hindu families. She told the journalists about Muslim abuse against Hindus.

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Amongst other actors, she was used by the government to pose as a Muslim militant torching houses, and also to speak persuasively to a troupe of journalists about Muslim-perpetrated violence.

The Rohingya have been accused of attacking the Buddhist and Hindu populations in the country, as well as security forces. While these photos were clearly posed and prove that it was not in fact Rohingya who were burning down their own houses on this occasion, this does not mean that it is always the case.



http://observers.france24.com/en/201709 ... a-violence

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So what is the world going to do?

As long as they're muslim, nothing probably - at least as far as the Western World is concerned. The fact of the matter is that a worryingly large portion of the developed world's population holds all muslims collectively responsible for 9/11, 7/7 etc. Already, anti-muslim 'influencers' like Pam Gellar are doing what they can to try and convince their followers that all of this is 'fake news' and a lot of them seem to be lapping it right up. I doubt there will be the political will in the West to do much, as long as this lasts. I'm actually surprised at how widespread the 'their faking it' viewpoint seems to be held. You know its a shitty situation when the victims are seeking refuge in Bangladesh. :lol:


NEW DELHI: The Dalai Lama has spoken out for the first time about the Rohingya refugee crisis, saying Buddha would have helped Muslims fleeing violence in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.
"Those people who are sort of harassing some Muslims, they should remember Buddha," the Dalai Lama told journalists who asked him about the crisis on Friday (Sep 8) evening.
"He would definitely give help to those poor Muslims. So still I feel that. So very sad."



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