Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Important links to understanding genocide of Rohingya people

Here and here are the two links that are recommended by Dr. Maung Zarni to understand the genocidal crimes against the Rohingyas of Myanmar.

Inter-ethnic divisions in a young democracy cannot be downplayed or wished away, and it’s time Myanmar’s government and the international community acknowledge strong evidence that genocide is being perpetrated against the Rohingya and act to end it, Katherine Southwick writes in the first link.

In the second link, Sir Geoffrey Nice and Francis Wade write, "The world can no longer look away from the intensifying assault on Burma’s Rohingya minority."
They conclude: "Today we know enough about the conditions that give rise to genocide that no one in power can justifiably claim ignorance. An understanding of these processes is assumed among all modern leaders, Aung San Suu Kyi included. The democratic mandate handed to her civilian government a year ago has resulted in that most pernicious of democratic outcomes — a tyranny of the overwhelming majority against which a small and vulnerable population is now bracing itself. Rather than providing a pathway to harmony after decades of conflict, Burma’s transition has unleashed popular hatreds that no institution in the country seems either able or willing to rein in. Suu Kyi should know that inactivity in the face of genocidal actions can carry moral, legal, and even criminal responsibility."
I wish Suu Kyi is listening and amending her deplorable roles and responsibilities to make a change for the better. But as a hardcore racist that she is, I am not too optimistic!

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