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Rohingya Cultural Anthropology by Dr. Shwe Lu Maung

It gives me distinct pleasure to post an article of Dr. Shwe Lu Maung on a subject on which he is perhaps the foremost authority. He agreed to my suggestion on writing about the Rohingya Crisis which has morphed into another genocidal campaign of which he has been warning  us since the publication of his book - Muslim-Buddhist War of Bangladesh and Myanmar - The Price of Silence, in 2005, nearly 12 years ago. I am truly indebted to him. Here below I post his entire article. =========================== Rohingya Cultural Anthropology by Dr. Shwe Lu Maung

(The author's note: The account given here is a very short summary of the facts drawn from my published books. Deeper and broader presentations and discussions can be found in my books).

Myanmar, with her rich cultural and natural resources, has every potential to be a world leader that everybody will love. However, to my anguish:-

With hate ideology and violent persecution of the Rohingya people Myanmar has now entered into the darkes…

Portrait of she-devil Suu Kyi removed

St Hugh’s College governing body removed the portrait of Aung San Suu Ki, pictured, and replaced it with a Japanese painting by Yoshihiro Takeda An Oxford University college has taken down a portrait of Myanmar’s leading politician amid claims the country has been carrying out ethnic cleansing. St Hugh’s College governing body removed the portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi and replaced it with a Japanese painting by Yoshihiro Takeda, according to a student newsletter. Burma’s civilian leader Suu Kyi is an alumna of the college and had previously been given an honorary degree. But she has faced heavy criticism over her handling over a crisis that has seen 400,000 Rohingya Muslims flee Burma. The state has faced accusations of ethnic cleansing by the United Nations earlier this month. The portrait, which was painted by Chen Yanning in 1997, has been hanging in the main entrance since 1999.

In Grim Camps, Rohingya Suffer on ‘Scale That We Couldn’t Imagine’

In Grim Camps, Rohingya Suffer on ‘Scale That We Couldn’t Imagine’By BEN C. SOLOMONSEPT. 29, 2017 BALUKHALI, Bangladesh — Up to their ankles in mud, hundreds of Rohingya refugees fought to the front of the crowd outside of their makeshift camp. An open-bed truck full of Bangladeshi volunteers was passing by, tossing out donated goods at random: small bags of rice, a faded SpongeBob SquarePants T-shirt, a cluster of dirty forks. Entire families sloshed through the rain hoping to grab whatever they could. One boy, no older than 6, squeezed his way to an opening where a pair of oversize men’s jeans came hurtling off a truck. He had to fight off an older boy before he could run off with the prize. There were already more than 200,000 ethnic Rohingya migrants stuck in camps like this one, Balukhali, in southern Bangladesh. But over the past month, at least 500,000 more — more than half of the Rohingya population thought to have been living in Myanmar — are reported to have fled over the b…

Another video on Myanmar crimes against Rohingya people

Here is another video clip on Rohingya refugee crisis. This is nearly two weeks old when some 350,000 refugees had been forced to take refuge in  Bangladesh. Their number has grown to nearly 700,000.

Real Suu Kyi - the she-devil or praciting Buddhist or both?

Here is a video link to understand the evolution of Suu Kyi.
This video was prepared nearly 8 months ago when the condition for the Rohingyas of Myanmar while terrible still had not worsened to the level it did in recent weeks. It is a must-see video for anyone serious to understand Suu Kyi.

Video Clip on 'Boycott Myanmar'

Here is a video clip on 'Boycotting Myanmar' for its crimes against humanity. This is prepared by Dr. Shwe Lu Maung, author of some of the best books to understand the  current crisis in Myanmar vis-à-vis the Rohingya genocide. He has been warning of this crisis for more than a decade.
The video is nearly 3 weeks ago when refugee problem did not become as acute as it has become now with nearly 700,000 refugees flooding Bangladesh.

Myanmar's critics call Rohingya-only enclaves '21st-century concentration camps'

The country's military has run rampant through Rohingya villages in Rakhine state. The armed forces have shot residents, burned homes and systematically raped girls and women. That's led hundreds of thousands of the predominantly Muslim Rohingya to flee to squalid refugee camps in Bangladesh.  
But the plight of those who have remained in Rakhine state is often worse. They live in barracks-style housing surrounded by guards and checkpoints. It's a setting that some are calling "21st-century concentration camps."
"The government doesn't have a plan or an intention to bring [the Rohingya] out of there," says Andrea Pitzer, author of "One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps." "They're not allowed to come and go ... I do think that makes them part of a punitive concentration camp strategy."
Pitzer says the recent democratic opening in Myanmar allowed the Rakhine ethnic group to push for more local control. The Rakhin…

Suspend weapons supplies to Myanmar army, prosecute commanders: U.S. envoy Nikki Haley

YANGON/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Thursday called on countries to suspend providing weapons to Myanmar over violence against Rohingya Muslims until the military puts sufficient accountability measures in place.
It was the first time the United States called for punishment of military leaders behind the repression, but stopped short of threatening to reimpose U.S. sanctions which were suspended under the Obama administration.
“We cannot be afraid to call the actions of the Burmese authorities what they appear to be - a brutal, sustained campaign to cleanse the country of an ethnic minority,” Haley told the U.N. Security Council, the first time Washington has echoed the U.N.’s accusation that the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people in Rakhine State was ethnic cleansing.
Myanmar rejects accusations of ethnic cleansing.
“The Burmese military must respect human rights and fundamental freedoms. Those who have been accused of …