What will the world do about Rohingyas?
Mar 9, 2018-We commend the statement issued by the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights in recognising that Rohingyas continue to be victims of ethnic cleansing and forced starvation and that the Myanmar government says one thing to the international community and does something diametrically opposite to the Rohingya community. Bangladesh is now hosting practically the entire Rohingya populace on its soil. The world talks and condemns the atrocities taking place in Myanmar. Despite irrefutable aerial footage of villages being pillaged and destroyed, all we are left with are statements of condemnation. That will not have any effect on a government that can stoop to ethnic cleansing. While Myanmar shows the thumb at the UN by refusing to let in neutral observers to see what has happened in Rakhine, how long will it be before the world’s inaction convinces the Myanmar government that it faces no serious threat in terms of punitive sanctions?
Published: 09-03-2018 08:03