Monday, October 24, 2016
World turns a blind eye as Myanmar Army kills Rohingya at will
Around 80,000 Rohingyas in northwestern Myanmar cannot receive humanitarian aid by the U.N.’s World Food Program due to a severe military clampdown.
However, disruption of food aid is just one of the many grave abuses, including extra-judicial killings and rape, being carried out against the embattled ethnic community in the Southeast Asian nation.
The situation for the Rohingya people went from bad to worse after nine Burmese police officers were killed on Oct. 9 in three separate attacks, targeting border guard outposts in the Rakhine (aka Arakan) state, near the Myanmar-Bangladesh border.
The complicity of security forces could embolden Buddhist extremists and bolster the anti-Rohingya Muslim campaign, thereby causing state-sanctioned bloodshed.
Here is a link to a good article on the plight of the Rohingyas of Myanmar.