May 29, 2014

Myanmar's Appalling Apartheid

Nicholas Kristof, New York Times

The Associated Press

Welcome to Myanmar, where tremendous democratic progress is being swamped by crimes against humanity toward the Rohingya, a much-resented Muslim minority in this Buddhist country. Budding democracy seems to aggravate the persecution, for ethnic cleansing of an unpopular minority appears to be a popular vote-getting strategy.

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TAGGED: Rohingya, Rohingyas, Burma, Myanmar


May 20, 2014
Myanmar's Buddhist Bigots
Kenan Malik, New York Times
The Rohingya people of Myanmar take a very different view of Buddhism. The Rohingya are Muslims who live mostly in Rakhine, in western Myanmar, bordering Bangladesh. Early Muslim settlements there date from the seventh century.... more ››