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Rohingya crisis: This is what genocide looks like

The world is witnessing a state-orchestrated humanitarian catastrophe on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border. The latest UN figures show a staggering 370,000 Rohingya have fled into Bangladesh since August 25. 204 more words

Why are "peaceful" Buddhists unleashing violence on Muslims in Myanmar?

It’s said that Hinduism is a rotten system and Buddhism is the way to fight all oppression. That Hinduism has abhorrent practices and doctrines is undeniable! 382 more words

Myanmar: Buddhist Monks March in Protest Against Violence in Rakhine State (2012)

Original Chinese Language Article By: http://www.zgfznews.com

(Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD)

Mandalay – Myanmar (Burma): September 3rd, 2012, saw a march led by Buddhist monks (holding banners stating ‘Stop the Violence in Rakhine State’ amongst others) which had around a thousand participants protesting against the recent violence in the Rakhine State (of West Myanmar), which occurred between ethnic Burmese Buddhists and ethnic Muslims – with the protesters agreeing with the President’s call for peace and reconciliation throughout the region. 173 more words


Turkey condemns violence against Rohingya, offers help via 1k tonnes of aid

Turkey will send 1,000 tonnes of aid to Myanmar to help Rohingya Muslims after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke with the Asian country’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a spokesman said. 152 more words

Myanmar: Rohingya's or Bengali's?

President Obama – the architect of a resurgent neo-Nazism in the Ukraine and a supporter of Israeli terrorism – congratulates Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi on her running of Myanmar – despite ongoing ethnic violence between the Burmese Authorities (supported by some orders of Buddhist monks) and the Islamic Rohingya minority which mainly live in the northern region of Rakhine State, Apparently, Aung San Suu Kyi has personally requested that US diplomats do not use the word ‘Rohingya’ – as this suggests these people are ethnic Burmese (and have a right to remain in Myanmar despite their citizenship being taken away from them in 1982) – but rather refer to them as illegal Bengali immigrants. 155 more words

Human Interest

Citizen Memory and 'Demons in Paradise'

Demons in the plural

Demons in Paradise is neither the only creative work that provides a critical introspection of the Tamil community, nor the only one that constructs the image of the perpetrators of violence as otherworldly ‘demons’. 386 more words

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