July 15, 2012 (TSR) – Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was received in a rockstar-like status in Europe last month and gave her Nobel speech being hailed as “beacon of democracy“. The following report from Press TV of what is happening within Myanmar or Burma that is purposely ignored. The mainstream media did not give a full picture when they made a report about these boats that were caught.
This is islamophobia in action and everyone must need to know about this. Obama and Hillary Clinton do not address this issue publicly because of Myanmar’s jade and rubies, cheap labor, timber, oil and gas – the natural resources that America covets. In fact, the Obama administration, according to the Washington Post, is now allowing US firms to work with Myanmar’s government to extract the nation’s vast oil and gas reserves. So why care for human rights? It’s only a word, which the world is witnessing on its foreign policy executions globally, including Libya, Syria, the rest of the Middle East and Africa.
A prominent political analyst says that Myanmar President’s proposal to expel Rohingya Muslims from the country is an “ethnic cleansing” and the country’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate is “criminally silent” about it.
“This is ethnic cleansing…. the government and even this Nobel prize winner, the lady [Aung San Suu Kyi] is so criminally silent about the problems of this minority in Myanmar,” Professor Ghulam Taqi Bangash at the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) told Press TV.
The remarks come after Myanmar’s President Thein Sein said that Rohingya Muslims must be expelled from the country and sent to refugee camps run by the United Nations.
The government refuses to recognize nearly-one-million-strong Rohingya Muslims community, which the UN calls one of the world’s most prosecuted people.
Myanmar claims the Rohingya are not native and classify them as illegal migrants although they have lived in the country for generations.
Myanmar’s opposition and National League for Democracy party (NLD) leader Aung Suu Kyi was elected to parliament after she was released from house arrest earlier this year.
However, many people are disappointed at the way she has been avoiding the issue.
Last Month at a press conference in Geneva, Suu Kyi said she ‘didn’t know’ if Rohingya Muslims were Myanmar’s citizens.
Bangash said Washington is also criminally silent over the issue as the US tries to coax the countries in the Southeast Asia region to stop them from having better relations with the People’s Republic of China.
“Southeast Asia is becoming much more inconspicuous on the economic map for the United States of America,” he added.
“They should rather strengthen the sanctions against Myanmar until this problem should be solved but they are not doing that,” Bangash added.
Myanmar’s current government is run by military figures, which have been accused of rights abuse.
Over a dozen Muslims were killed on June 3 when a mob of ethnic Rakhines, who are mostly Buddhist, attacked a passenger bus in the Rakhine state in the west of the country that borders Bangladesh.
Over the past two years, throngs of ethnic Muslims have attempted to flee by boats in the face of systematic oppression by the government.