On the Rohingya in Myanmar

Messages from the admin team about how the forum operates. Please read them!
User avatar
Queequeg
Global Moderator
Posts: 4877
Joined: Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:24 pm

Re: On the Rohingya in Myanmar

Post by Queequeg » Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:05 am

Lucas Oliveira wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:28 am
Queequeg wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:55 pm
Lucas Oliveira wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:52 am
Myanmar and Rohingya: the history of ever
...
I have no informed opinion on the historical and present political forces at work in Burma/Myanmar.

It is however categorically untenable that any teaching of the Buddha could be held up to justify the treatment of the Rohingya and people dressed in monk drag while advocating violence are no real monks and should be expelled from the Sangha.
It has nothing to do with Buddha, Buddhism or Buddhists.

it is only the old history of political and economic interests.

After more than 70 years, the ingredients are still the same: a strategic route linking China with the Indian Ocean, the presence of hydrocarbons, a Buddhist majority in nationalist-militarist positions, a Muslim minority with Anglo-Catholic positions. Everything as before, but now Beijing is not on the Anglo-American side.

Image
Myanmar's military: The power Aung San Suu Kyi can't control
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/21/asia/ ... index.html


:anjali:
Sorry, Lucas, this thread is about people dressed in monks robes cheering for genocide, a categorical disregard of the Buddha's teachings. Your attempt to contextualize the genocide of the Rohingya in some geopolitical narrative is tone deaf at best.
“Once you have given up the ghost, everything follows with dead certainty, even in the midst of chaos.”
-Henry Miller

"Language is the liquid that we're all dissolved in.
Great for solving problems, after it creates the problems."
-Modest Mouse

"Wake up to find out that you are the eyes of the world!"
-The Grateful Dead

User avatar
Lucas Oliveira
Posts: 287
Joined: Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:09 pm

Re: On the Rohingya in Myanmar

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:50 am

'We will not go': Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/01/23/asia ... index.html
I participate in this forum using Google Translator. https://translate.google.com.br/

http://www.acessoaoinsight.net/

User avatar
Kim O'Hara
Former staff member
Posts: 3593
Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:09 am
Location: North Queensland, Australia

Re: On the Rohingya in Myanmar

Post by Kim O'Hara » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:37 am

An opportunity to help those in desperate need -
More than 655,500 Rohingya refugees are estimated to have fled to Bangladesh since 25 August 2017.

Donate to the Bangladesh Rohingya Emergency Appeal and your gift will provide more food for hungry families, more medicines to prevent children dying, more wells sunk to provide safe drinking water and more emergency shelters and blankets to give families a safe, dry place to sleep.
Rohingya refugees continue to arrive, exhausted, hungry, and sick after walking for days from their villages through jungles, across mountains and rivers carrying what little they could salvage from their homes. Many are deeply traumatised from what they have witnessed in Myanmar. They join over 300,000 Rohingya refugees who had already sought shelter in Bangladesh.
The two established UNHCR camps in Bangladesh were quickly overcrowded, with makeshift settlements springing up in surrounding areas.
UNHCR is leading the protection response and helping deliver life-saving aid including:
- Humanitarian airlifts with tents, kitchen sets, mosquito nets, sleeping mats and solar lanterns
- Emergency nutrition for children and pregnant women
- New sites to accommodate refugees
- Reuniting separated children
- Trauma counselling
- Cholera vaccination and medical services

This is the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world and UNHCR has declared it a Level 3 emergency, its highest level of alert.
https://www.unrefugees.org.au/campaigns ... emergency/

:namaste:
Kim

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests