Muslim/Buddhist Strife in Burma

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    President Thein Sein has declared an emergency in Rakhine state and warned that the spiraling violence could threaten the democratic reforms tentatively transforming the country after half a century of military rule.

    From Friday through Monday, the evening's news report said, 21 people have been killed, 21 wounded and 1,662 houses burned down around Rakhine state.

    Myanmar's government regards the Rohingyas as illegal migrants from Bangladesh and has rendered them stateless by denying them citizenship. Although some are recent settlers, many have lived in Myanmar for generations and rights groups say they suffer severe discrimination.

    The United Nations' refugee agency estimates 800,000 Rohingya live in Myanmar's mountainous Rakhine state. Thousands attempt to flee every year to Bangladesh, Malaysia and elsewhere.



    Death toll passes 20 in Myanmar ethnic violence - NY Daily News
     
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    In this generally impoverished country, the Rohingya, many of whom who have been in Myanmar for several generations, are perhaps the most vulnerable minority, plagued by what one United Nations official has called a “chronic crisis.”

    They are not allowed to own land, suffer frequent food shortages and are technically restricted from travel outside Rakhine, which borders Bangladesh. Thousands have fled the country by boat in recent years to seek work in Malaysia and other neighboring countries. There are also hundreds of thousands of Rohingya on the Bangladeshi side of the border.

    The Rohingya issue stirs a strong nationalist response even among the most liberal members of Burmese society. Mr. Ko Ko Gyi, who spent 18 years in prison for opposing the previous military government, said that the Rohingya were not one of the country’s accepted nationalities and that the “international community” must find a solution to the problem of their statelessness.

    “This a question of national sovereignty,” he said. “Anybody who wants Myanmar citizenship will have to learn one of Myanmar’s national languages and learn about our culture.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/11/world/asia/state-of-emergency-declared-in-western-myanmar.html
     
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    Exactly who is supposed to give a fuck about this ??
     
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    We do not have any rights to say that this religion is good or bad.So please don't do this.
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    But what is the exact reason and why they are fighting.In all this things Muslims are affected more.
     
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    Muslims will not get along with anyone peacefully, if they have the numbers or the victim card handy.

    The sooner we learn all learn this, the better and safer the world will be.
     
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    More Muslim turmoil in Buddhist Burma...
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    3 Rohingya Women Shot Dead in Confrontation with Burmese Police
    June 05, 2013 - Burmese activists and police said security forces have shot and killed three Muslim Rohingya women in a confrontation in the western state of Rakhine.
     
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    ^ Looking at the picture, they do not look native Mayanmar folks. They look like Bangladeshis to me. It seems like a conflict between native Mayanmar population and Bangladeshi (unwanted) immigrants.
     
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    Buddhists kill a 94 year old Muslim woman...

    Elderly woman killed in Myanmar sectarian violence
    Oct 1,`13 -- Buddhist mobs killed a 94-year-old Muslim woman and torched more than 70 homes as sectarian violence again gripped Myanmar's Rakhine state despite a visit by President Thein Sein, officials and residents said.
     

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