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Re: On the Rohingya in Myanmar

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:05 am
by Queequeg
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.

Myanmar's military: The power Aung San Suu Kyi can't control ... index.html

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.

Re: On the Rohingya in Myanmar

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:50 am
by Lucas Oliveira
'We will not go': Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar ... index.html

Re: On the Rohingya in Myanmar

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:37 am
by Kim O'Hara
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. ... emergency/


Re: On the Rohingya in Myanmar

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:33 pm
by Lucas Oliveira
Myanmar Government Urges Buddhist Clergy to Act Against Wayward Monks ... ward-monks

Are the monks protesting against the military government that killed thousands of people from the Muslim minority Rohingya?

and the military government is looking for ways to silence these monks?


Re: On the Rohingya in Myanmar

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:05 pm
by Lucas Oliveira
Htin Kyaw, Myanmar president and Aung San Suu Kyi confidante, resigns
President through whom Aung San Suu Kyi exerted political power steps down for health reasons amid pressure over Rohingya crisis ... -htin-kyaw

Myanmar's President Htin Kyaw resigns 'to take rest from duties' ... es/9572966