Thursday, September 8, 2016

Will the Rohingyas of Myanmar get their fair share?

Four years after fleeing religious riots that emptied Muslim Rohingya neighbourhood in Myanmar's Rakhine State, many Rohingyas yearn for the trappings of a normal life: a job, a school for her children and the chance to buy her own food.

Here is a link to the sad story of Myee Shay.

Now an international commission has been set up with Kofi Annan, the former U.N. Secretary-General. He has met hostile protests from Buddhists during his visit to the Rakhine state. Kofi Annan says his government-appointed mission to Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state is not meant to investigate human rights, but to come up with recommendations to ease tensions between Buddhists and minority Muslims.

Will Mr. Annan be able to provide recommendations which would be honored by the government to bring peace and justice to the troubled area?

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