Aung San Suu Kyi denies ethnic cleansing

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Aung San Suu Kyi denies ethnic cleansing

Postby michaelb » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:23 pm

Aung San Suu Kyi has denied there is ethnic cleansing of the Muslim minority in Myanmar.
I feel a bit disappointed with her regarding this, but I'm not sure exactly what the truth is.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-39507350

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Re: Aung San Suu Kyi denies ethnic cleansing

Postby tingdzin » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:10 pm

Yes, it's hard to know what's going on, other than that some Rohingya are being treated very badly. It's probably not realistic to be too disappointed in Ms. Suu kyi, though: she is not at all in charge of the country in the same way as a Western head of state is, and the country is still far from being a unified state -- for example, the Chinese are in de facto control of the entire Kokang area in the north, and Kokang separatists (ethnic Chinese) are still actively fighting the central government. I don't know if the term "ethnic cleansing" is applicable, and I am suspicious of catch phrases that the press resorts to in place of verifiable facts (difficult, granted, since the press is refused access).

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Re: Aung San Suu Kyi denies ethnic cleansing

Postby michaelb » Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:08 am

It's clearly a complex situation, but after all those years under house arrest I was hoping, like the reporter says, that "the Lady" would be a bit more saintly. After the hatchet job her husband did on Padma Lingpa, I suppose I shouldn't be surprised.

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Re: Aung San Suu Kyi denies ethnic cleansing

Postby Lucas Oliveira » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:44 am

The 'silent crisis' of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/04/18/asia/rohingya-camps-bangladesh-ifrc/index.html
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