Myanmar's Rohingya issue is similar to India's Kashmir: Suu Kyi

Sep 10, 2017, 12:53
Myanmar's Rohingya issue is similar to India's Kashmir: Suu Kyi

Protests have popped around the world over the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar. I am still waiting for my fellow Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to do the same.

Aung San Suu Kyi's denialism and lack of leadership and courage to try to reign in the Myanmar military from committing human rights abuses against the Rohingya is a disgrace to humanity and conduct unbecoming of a Canadian.

The Independent reported that Boris Johnson has been urged by 157 MPs and peers to suspend Britain's training of the Myanmarese armed forces.

Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU) Vice Chancellor Dr Javed Akram, while speaking to the protesters, said that they will march towards the Wagah Border near Lahore and "walk all the way to Myanmar to aid Rohingyas if India grants us passage".

There are about 1 million Rohingya Muslims in Burma and they have for several years complained of being victims of persecution from the state.

Grossman, who is based on the Indonesian island of Bali, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Friday while commenting on the state-sponsored atrocities against the Rohingya in Myanmar and USA and United Kingdom officials' lukewarm reaction to it. This indicates that she is following the citizenship law imposed by the military junta in 1982, which didn't consider the Rohingya as citizens of Myanmar. "They want to separate their land as their own, as an Islamic state".

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The Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, urged support for the Rohingya.

"Our approach, as a partnership, is to help them build their capacity to have the tools to address the underlying problems", said Murphy.

Unlike him, most critics have shortsighted views without seeing the bigger picture, which is that the government and the military need to have good relations for the long-term benefit of the country.

Desmond Tutu has joined other voices in calling for Aung San Suu Kyi to do more to protect the persecuted Muslim minority.

"If the political price of your ascension to the highest office in Myanmar is your silence, the price is surely too steep", Archbishop Tutu said in an open letter released on Thursday.

The US earlier had led global efforts to bring democracy to Myanmar and supported Suu Kyi's rise to power, but the prospects of Washington leading a new pressure campaign appear slim.

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So far, government officials say privately there is no consideration being given to rescinding her honorary Canadian citizenship.

"To be clear, there is not even a scintilla of doubt about the fact that millions of Rohingya have been unjustly stripped of the citizenship, with many burned out of their homes, businesses and villages, herded into camps, denied the right to Wednesday, to practice their faith, and left unable to get education, basic health care, and even decent food", he stated.

"We have to take care of our citizens, we have to take care of everybody who is in our country, whether or not they are our citizens", Aung San Suu Kyi said in comments to Reuters Television's Indian partner, Asian News International. She is at best a coward and worst a villain of the worst kind.

This photo taken on September 5, 2017 shows Rohingya refugees from Myanmar's Rakhine state set up shelters at a refugee camp at Unchiprang near the Bangladeshi border town of Teknaf.

"We coordinated with village elders and imams yesterday to reorganize civilians who do not get involved in terror attacks on security forces to be able to return to their homes".

State Department officials, however, say they've been in regular contact with Myanmar's government, primarily through USA envoy Scot Marciel.

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