Friday, June 12, 2015

The Economist editorial is silly in its failure to call the Rohingya crisis a genocide

My attention was drawn to the recent Economist editorial on the plight of the Rohingya people in which it called the genocide an exaggeration. I am offended by such an assertion by the editor of the UK based magazine, which has been struggling to keep its head afloat with silly and eves-dropping reporters. It has failed miserably to call a spade a spade.

Here below is the comment I posted in the Economist:

"Only a shallow, dull witted person would fail to see the continued stigmatization, harassment, isolation and the systematic weakening of rights of the Rohingya people as genocide. No wonder that from genocide experts to 10 Nobel Laureates (from Desmond Tutu to Amartya Sen) don't have problem calling the Rohingya's persecution as genocide. It is therefore silly and absurd to see the Economist editorial deny the epithet of genocide on what is happening to the Rohingya people of Myanmar. It is no exaggeration but a fact. Shame on the Economist for failing to say so."

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