Hundreds of Rohingya try to escape Myanmar crackdown

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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38008151

Hundreds of people from the Rohingya minority in Myanmar are trying to escape a military crackdown by crossing the border into Bangladesh.

The people attempting to flee include children.

Witnesses and Bangladeshi officials say that some people trying to flee have been shot and killed.

At least 130 people have died during a military operation in Rakhine state, where many of the minority live, in just over a month.

Activists say hundreds of homes have been burnt to the ground but the government rejects that claim. Foreign reporters have not been allowed into the area.

Rakhine is home to more than a million Rohingya Muslims, who are not recognised as Myanmar citizens.

People in the country tend to consider them illegal immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh.

The state has seen simmering tension between its Buddhist and Muslim populations following co-ordinated attacks last month that killed nine police officers, which police blamed on the Rohingya.

Since then, soldiers have closed down parts of Rakhine state and stopped aid workers and independent observers from entering.

The government says “violent attackers” and some members of the security forces have been killed.

Around 100,000 Rohingya people still live in camps after violence that flared up in 2012 forcing them to leave their homes.

Last year, images of hundreds of Rohingya people floating in fishing boats shocked the world. They were trying to escape by sea to Malaysia. Asian countries agreed to work together to try to stem the crisis.

And Aung San Suu Kyi’s government has opened a governmental commission to examine the problems in Rakhine state.

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so why was myanmar allowed back into the real world again?

for the multinationals..

“The state has seen simmering tension between its Buddhist and Muslim populations following co-ordinated attacks last month that killed nine police officers, which police blamed on the Rohingya.”

more hypocrisy..

“At least 130 people have died during a military operation in Rakhine state, where many of the minority live, in just over a month.”

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~ by seeker401 on November 21, 2016.

7 Responses to “Hundreds of Rohingya try to escape Myanmar crackdown”

  1. And one ended up in smokes at the Springvale Commbank branch..

  2. Muslims seem to be a problem everywhere except in their native Muslim countries.
    Might be a good idea for them to stay there.
    Encroaching on other people’s clay is the original cause of warfare, from the beginning of history.
    You don’t need to be carrying guns to invade another country, you simply need to push more and more of your population into the other country until you outnumber that country’s population…then you simply take over through sheer force of numbers.
    If you are on other people’s property without their permission, you deserve to get shot.
    In Europe, the traitor governments have been paid off to welcome foreign invasion…and those government officials deserve a firing squad, as well.
    No multicultural empire in history has ever survived. Even the U.S. is currently collapsing from within.
    Nations should be based on race, sorry if it offends your delicate sensibilities, but that’s the truth…the truth is often offends a human’s sense of “fairness” but the universe has never operated within the framework of any human construct of what is “fair” and what is not.

    • That will not work either. People always find something to fight about.

      • Racially homogeneous nations are the safest, most law-abiding nations on Earth.
        Look at Sweden…rape, violent assaults, crime in general, was very low there, almost nonexistent…suddenly, they flood the country with people from a different race & different cultural background and…voila!…Sweden’s crime rate soars like an eagle, and it’s now the rape capital of Europe, maybe even the rape capital of the world. I’ve seen heartbreaking pleas from young Swedish girls who are now afraid to even walk their own streets, to stop this influx and deport these thugs. One young teenager was in tears by the end of her video.
        Multiculturalism is a poison. And don’t think it ever worked here in the U.S….many of us carry guns now, the only difference between us and Sweden being that we can kill in self defense & the governments of the various states can’t stop us or prosecute us for it. This, at least, keeps the would-be predators wondering about living through their next act of violence.

        • “The genocide had a lasting and profound impact on Rwanda and its neighboring countries. The pervasive use of rape as a weapon of war caused a spike in HIV infection, including babies born of rape to newly infected mothers; many households were headed by orphaned children or widows.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rwandan_genocide

          It is sad what is happening in Sweden. I have heard about those awful, real tear bringing events. I think there are other factors that boil down to “us versus them” social and character traits. I do not doubt that race is one of those “us versus them” traits that are used to demarcate an ‘us’ and a ‘them’. Cultural expectations are a big part of reducing fears.

          When somebody is a part of a larger ideology or movement, then possessions and people around them tend to be minimized as insignificant and possession of their things and dominance over the surrounding people is easier. I notice that invaders in wars tend to easily take things and do what they will with those they had invaded. Their larger ideology or movement is superior and has earned in their own eyes the moral superiority to take and possess what they desire.

          It is complicated no doubt.

  3. Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

  4. Myanmar wants ethnic cleansing of Rohingya – UN official

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38091816

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