The story not being talked about in Myanmar

Looking from Yangon, you would never know that a major humanitarian crisis has been unfolding for more than a month in Myanmar’s western region of Rakhine.

More than half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled across the border to Bangladesh since militants attacked police posts on 25 August, unleashing a massive military crackdown.

The Burmese authorities have been under mounting pressure to end the violence, address instability in Rakhine, and grant humanitarian access.

But the country’s biggest city is a picture of calm on the surface, with clean roads, plenty of greenery and orderly – if congested – traffic. Well-dressed men and women get on with their daily lives.

People here don’t use the term Rohingya. They are portrayed in the media as “Bengali Muslims” and some even describe them as illegal Bengali immigrants from Bangladesh.

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  • mobuyus

    They come from bangladesh they run back to bangladesh, they are bangladeshi not Burmese.

  • simus1

    The Bolshevik Bullshit Commune is on the job. They need their license tax ripoff of the British public abolished.

  • ontario john

    Its a good thing little Justin is sending millions of dollars in aid to the muslims there, because we certainly don’t need the money here.

  • Alain

    The one and only major humanitarian crisis was the invasion of another peaceful non Muslim country by Muslims. The government there should be awarded a Nobel Peace prize for its struggle to return peace to its citizens.

    • All nations should follow this example and “ethnic-cleanse” Muslims from their borders, if peace is to return to our lives.

  • Spatchcocked

    Finally somebody is fighting back against the Muslim immigration then inevitable terrorist infestation in the only practical manner there exists.

    Muslim brotherhood and Wahhabis lose for once.

    How can it be possible to piss off Buddhists ? But as you see it can be done.

    Paying attention Justine ?

  • Clausewitz

    The only way to end the violence is to expel every last Muslim from that country. Are you paying attention Canada?