Comments on: Policy adrift over Rohingya, Myanmar’s Muslim boat people Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 By: Paula Westwood Thu, 12 Feb 2009 17:51:56 +0000 In my experience, polical leaders in South East Asia, including Thailand act like barbarians. I have lived in Thailand for several years and there is a racist, biggoted culture. Myanmar and Thailand are one and the same – it’s just that Thailand puts on a ‘face’ for tourists and the developed world.

I believe this racist culture originates from the State and that it sets an example for people to copy it. One cannot help but notice the racist culture, “farang, farang”, uttered from people’s lips. It’s exactly the same with a minority people like the Rohingyas who need protection, but the backward racist culture of this region of the world, care more about money in the hands of the few, than human rights.

By: Maung Sein Fri, 06 Feb 2009 00:46:08 +0000 The Rohingyas, a population of 3.5 million is a part and parcel of Asian population who are living in one of the ASEAN country known as brutal Burma military state.The racial war on Rohingyas,the bonafied citizens of Burma by it military ruler has created a headache for neighnouring countries pushing the Rohingyas out of Burma through systemetic way of extermination.

The ASEAN and all Asian countries must find a solution for the Rohingyas peaceful living in their own country
through mutual consultation before it becomes another Palestine in Asia as wiping out the Rohingyas is a mere unrealistic dream of Burmese successive government.

They compelled more than half of Rohingyas to leave the country due to well founded fear of persecution to many countries of the world.
Nurma think they were successful,but, it is a big mistake,all Rohingyas world-wide are conscious about the salvation of the Rohingya people by all legal means.

Maung Sein
New York,USA

By: Ashley Wed, 04 Feb 2009 18:23:43 +0000 I found this comment quite disturbing:
The Rohingyas are becoming a headache for Thailand and other countries in Southeast Asia where they have washed up

They are not overgrown fungi, or the bubonic plague… perhaps the author was trying to convey the situation from an alternative point of view.

By: Maung Zaw Wed, 04 Feb 2009 12:29:04 +0000 I did not find this article as biased against Rohingyas but quite interesting and informative. As stated Rohingyas are one of the most persecuted people on the earth. I thank for this short line to reuter and also beleive the reuter has written about the headache in true good faith.

By: tatcee Wed, 04 Feb 2009 08:05:46 +0000 This is article is biased against Rohingyas. I have a lot of respect for reuters but with this blog entry i have lost my respect for reuters. How can you use lines such as: The Rohingyas are becoming a headache for Thailand and other countries in Southeast Asia where they have washed up.

You cannot play with the lives and rights of thousands of people, the Rohingyas.