Skip to comments.Aid ship to help Rohingyas arrives in Myanmar, greeted by protest
Posted on 02/09/2017 9:27:35 AM PST by BenLurkin
The ship docked on the outskirts of the commercial hub, Yangon, where it was due to unload 500 tonnes of food and emergency supplies, with the rest of its 2,200 ton cargo bound for southeast Bangladesh.
Almost 69,000 Rohingyas have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh in the past four months from a security force crackdown.
The aid shipment from mostly Muslim Malaysia has stirred opposition in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, where many see the Rohingya as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.
Malaysia has been an outspoken critic of Myanmar over the crisis in Rakhine state, which erupted after nine policemen were killed in attacks on border posts on Oct. 9 claimed by Rohingya militants.
U.N. officials working with refugees in Bangladesh have told Reuters the death toll in the Myanmar security sweep could be more than 1,000.
Refugees have given journalists, human rights groups and U.N. investigators detailed accounts of troops firing on civilians, burning villages, beatings, detention and rape.
The Myanmar government, led by Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, has rejected the reports of abuse, saying many were fabricated. It insists the strife is an internal matter.
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Does DJT own this ship? Did he send it?
Chartered from this outfit. Looks like.
Any comparisons to the Mavi Marmara yet?
They are muslims and belong in muslim Bangladesh.
I don’t blame Myanmar for not wanting them.
So someone in the world is protested something that’s not the United States, or Donald Trump?
I really don't see a problem here, since the Myanmar Buddhists drove out the Muslims, who fled to Bangladesh, another Muslim country. -Tom
Its amazing how Muslims make friends wherever they go. /s
Why is it that allegedly “persecuted” Muslims in Myanmar (Rohingas), China (Huigurs), and the Balkans (Kosovars, Bosnians) seem to elicit so much more sympathy and financial/humanitarian support from the international elites than Christians, Buddhists, Zoroastrians, or others persecuted in Muslim nations?
The drydocks used at Bath Iron Works in Maine (to build US Destroyers) were built in China, too.
The World Wide War against islamic hegemony is heating up finally. This is what the globalists fear most.
The story behind the story is that the Burmese have successfully forced out the “restive” and troublesome Muslim minority (are you watching, Israel?)
By being a successful operation, it is likely raising the interest in Thailand, which has about twice as many restive and troublesome Muslims, and has had a smouldering civil war with them for some time now. If the Thais act, it will open the floodgates of Muslim deportation in a lot of places.
Of course, the ginormous deportation will be if India finally has enough of their restive and troublesome Muslims.
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