Comments on: Why is no one helping Myanmar’s Rohingya? Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: ismail786 Fri, 19 Jun 2015 20:14:13 +0000 Very serious anti buddhist article ignoring the racism encountered by rohingya bengalis in indonesia which is a muslim country… this anti buddhist propaganda doesnt change historical facts, the rohingyas are infact bengalis who claim independence from their host country burma,,, saudi arab must open their door to rohingya. Just paying news channels to create hatred against buddhists, and hindus will further deteriorate the problem,,,

By: VictimOfJihad Thu, 18 Jun 2015 23:23:52 +0000 So called Rohingyas are illegal immigrants from neighboring Bangladesh. Bangladesh should be held accountable for flooding Myanmar and other neighbors with illegal immigrants. Bangladesh also committed horrendous genocide against the Buddhist and Hindu tribes in Chittagong Hill Tracts. Why is their no media interest about the victims of Bangladeshi terrorism in Chittagong Hill Tracts?

By: BabyHussein Thu, 18 Jun 2015 17:58:45 +0000 The News is false. There is no discrimination against Muslims in Myanmar. They are illegal immigrants from Bangladish.
Actually, there is no bangali from Myanmar on the boats. All those boat people are from Bangladesh. But western and Middle east (Saudi) governments wanna occupy Rakhnie state from Myanmar and given the power to those Bangali as a separated state from myanmar. So that they can have army base in south Asia between Myanamar and India also they wanna control China influence in that region.
Those news on western medias are try to give a reason and excused for them, if NATO makes war against Myanmar.

By: boycottburma Thu, 18 Jun 2015 15:17:38 +0000 The ugly reason why no one is helping the rohibgya minority is because the world has gone mad. The non-Rohingya- inhabitants of Burma are evil. Just look at their comments where they’re always slandering the victims and accusing them of being non-Burmese nationals. Wealthy countries such as Australia are too racist to let persecuted rohingya refugees to come to their stolen shorts.

By: philoctetes Thu, 18 Jun 2015 13:27:22 +0000 Your article states that the migrants are from “Myanmar/Bangladesh”. Aid agencies and others international humanitarian officials on the ground estimate that approximately 70-80% of the migrants are from Bangladesh, usually from cities and towns far from the Myanmar border.

Why does this article artificially conflate the migrant boat crisis with the situation of the Rohingya?

Why is there no analysis or discussion of the roots of migration in Bangladesh?

By: MMjournalist Thu, 18 Jun 2015 09:40:28 +0000 When you check British archives, there is no single words mentioned Rohingya. You will only see Bengali. British collected census when they ruled in Myanmar. They even recorded smaller ethnic population in Myanmar. But, you don’t see Rohingya in the census as the word is created very recently. You are lying behalf of them.
For you reference. Please check what British former ambassador to Myanmar and many scholar said:

“There was no such identity as
‘Rohingya’ known to the British Governments of either India until 1937 or of Burma after the
separation from India on 1 April of that year. In the 122 years between their conquest of
Arakan in 1826 and Burmese independence in 1948, not a single reference to ‘Rohingya’ is
to be found in any British official report, regional gazetteer, census, legislation, private
correspondence or personal reminiscence. Even if such a self-identification had been made,
the census enumerator would have written ‘Chittagonian’ as they were under instructions to
do in both the 1921 and 1931 censuses if alternative identities were offered, such as
‘Kawtaw’, ‘Barna’, ‘Babuji’ or ‘Magh’.” ries/PDF17/Rohingya-Identity-rev.pdf

Here is research by Myanmar expert Professor Robert Taylor:

“The ‘Rohingya’ issue is complex and there are strident claims made on all sides as is
inevitable when claims about ethnic origins, historical roots, and legal rights are combined.30
However, among all the various Muslim communities present in Myanmar,31 some of which
are recognised as indigenous, only the ‘Rohingya’ leadership makes a disputed claim to being
one of Myanmar’s indigenous national races, presumably number 136. The British
recognised no such group. Persons known as Bengalis or Bengali Muslims, of whom there
were nearly half a million in Rakhine State in 1983, then made no such claim.” ation/iseas_perspective_2015_12.pdf

So, please stop lying.

By: DerekTonkin Thu, 18 Jun 2015 09:17:56 +0000 ‘Rohingya’ is an emerging, coalescing ethnicity of several distinct Muslim ethnicities known during British rule by separate names reflecting their historical origins stretching back, in some cases only decades, in other cases centuries. Unfortuntely Rohingya leaders are unwilling to acknowledge their disparate and indeed kalaedoscopic origins, but seek to implant the myth that they have never ever had anything to do with South Asia, but are all descended directly from early traders and clerics who arrived by sea in the 8th Century. The Rakhine retaliate by calling all Rohingya “illegal Bengalis” which of course isn’t true. Even President Thein Sein acknowledged on 11 July 2012 in conversation with UNHCR Antonio Guterres that the descendants of Bengalis who settled in Arakan during British rule qualify for citizenship. The problem is how to prove this.

The UN could help by setting up a Panel of Wise Men responsible to the UN Secretary-General in order to establish, with the help of Rakhine and Rohingya scholars, the origins of the designation, which may well merit an acceptable ethnicity. That might help to put the two communities in contact again and helo towards reconciliation.

By: helang Thu, 18 Jun 2015 02:12:17 +0000 How convenient of the writer to ignore the rape and murders committed by the so called Rohingya against the other residents of the areas. Expecting others to overlook their atrocities is one of the hallmark of muslim communities all over the world – one of their rights given by their Allah.
They have to realize that in the real world people fight back. When then got the wrong end of the stick they cried ” persecution”.
I am no bigot but i feel the media is not presenting the other side of the story – maybe the persecution angle appeal more to their readers? or attract readers’ attention?

By: Solidar Wed, 17 Jun 2015 23:43:05 +0000 Muslims are good at multiplying and spreading the faith. But then bad at sending money or food when needed. How many foreign relief agencies in Africa are run by Islamic groups? What do the oil princes of Qatar send?

By: Solidar Wed, 17 Jun 2015 20:10:56 +0000 Where are their fellow Muslims, with food and shelter? Saudi Arabia is one of the richest countries in the world. Can they not help their Rohingya brothers and sisters in faith? From all indications, Muslims are too busy shooting girls in the face for studying, or running from their fellow shooters. Islam is broken. We are all human.