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ဗီြဒီယုိ သတင္းမ်ား ၊ The Burmese monks who preach intolerance against Muslim Rohingyas.

The Burmese monks who preach intolerance against Muslim Rohingyas.

………………………………………………………………….Rakhine monks are criminally involved in the Rohingya genocide. It is all documented. This is not Buddhism but Rakhine racist Buddhism, a disgrace to Buddhism itself.No matter who they are criminals have to be punished.

Obama visit to Burma receives a mixed reaction

……………………………………………………………………President Obama’s historic visit to Burma has been questioned by some as premature following the recent communal violence between Muslims and Buddhists

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The history and plight of the Rohingyas

The Rohingyas are one of the most persecuted communities in the world. Although, they have been living in the state of Arakan since the 8th century (which is now part of Burma), the Rohingyas have been under extreme scrutiny by the Burmese government. They haven’t been recognized as citizens of The Union of Burma since Burmese independence in 1948, instead they are known as ‘non citizens’.
The Burmese Junta have discriminated the Rohingya because:
• They are not similar in looks
• Speak a different language
• Have a different religion.
As a means of clamping down on the Rohingya, the Junta has restricted even the most basic of rights such as education, marriage and citizenship.
The Burmese government endorses the Burmese culture and the Buddhist faith for their national citizens; the Rohingyas fall outside of this ideal criteria because they want to retain their own culture and the Muslim faith. As a result, the Rohingyas, sidelined and marginalized, have to live with their derogatory national status of ‘non-citizens’.
Between 1978 and 1992, approximately 200,000 Rohingyas left Burma to escape the tyranny of the Burmese military. Most of them moved to southern Bangladesh where they remain as refugees. In one of the most densely populated countries in the world, life in Bangladesh proved just as hard as it did in Burma.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Burma: escalating violence signals religious war

burma muslim rohingyas in shelter
Stateless Muslim Rohingyas sheltering at a school on the outskirts of Sittwe, capital of
Burma’s western Arakan state. Photograph: Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images
As the country prepares for Barack Obama’s arrival, Rohingya and Arakanese communities claim atrocities on both sides
Khamal Alam is the only member of his family to survive the recent violence in western Burma. The 25-year-old from the Rohingya minority says all his relatives were shot by government troops who opened fire on the Muslims during running battles with the Buddhist Arakanese.
Alam arrived at the Thae Chaung refugee camp after fleeing his home town of Kyaukphyu when several hundred houses were burned by local Buddhists. “Nobody died from the sword, only gunshots,” said another Kyaukphyu resident now in the camp.Read more

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