New Wave of Assaults?
However, again this week we received detailed reports from activists of a new wave of assaults upon the Rohingya backed/led by the Myanmar security services. According to such reports, at least half a dozen people were either directly killed or expired from exposure after being forced to flee over difficult terrain/weather.
According to UNSG Ban Ki-moon, President Thein Sein (Photo Above) of Myanmar has established a 27-member Commission to investigate the recent violence in the country’s state of Rakhine. “This Commission is comprised of a representative cross-section of national figures in the country. It could make important contributions to restoring peace and harmony in the state and in creating a conducive environment for a more inclusive way forward to tackle the underlying causes of the violence, including the condition of the Muslim communities in Rakhine,” In his statement on behalf of the UNSG Mr. Ban's spokesperson added that the Commission will “be integral to any reconciliation process” and the United Nations is ready to provide assistance in a “constructive spirit to Myanmar's reform and reconciliation efforts, and to help that country overcome its imminent challenges.” Read our Blog for Film: "Serious Human Rights Concerns in Myanmar".
We await concrete results. However, the most critical step in the process is recognizing that the Rohingya are an integral part of the Myanmar community. Both vile racist propaganda Read –“The Most Endangered Minority Group – ‘Ugly as Ogres’”, and purported historical fact regarding the source of the Rohingya are frequently advanced as rationale as to why they neither belong to nor should receive the benefits of Myanmar citizenship. The most critical step that the Burma Regime can undertake and evidence its goodfaith is to fully enfranchise the Rohingya as citizens.
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