Elections in Myanmar, (Burma) are scheduled for 8 November, 2015. But will they reflect true democratic reforms, or will results be a continued mirror of injustice, hatred, and discrimination against the Muslim Rohingya minority and the Christian Kachin minority?
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Does Any Celebrity Amplify Cry of Rohingya?
Matt Dillon’s stepping into the vacuum is more than ever welcome as means to bring more attention to the desperate plight of the Rohingya, but also to emphasize that human rights are for all & a concern for all of us as global citizens when others are abused, especially with apparent impunity.
Promising update from Susan Sacirbey: On December 4, 2014, Resolution 586, a resolution Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey authored urging the Government of Burma to end the persecution and discrimination against the Rohingya, including restrictions on their movement, and lack of access to health care, education and economic opportunities was agreed to in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The resolution expresses the Senate’s grave concern about the humanitarian and human rights crisis facing the Rohingya in Burma, Bangladesh, Thailand and elsewhere in Southeast Asia. Menendez believes the Burmese government must account for its total failure to provide the most basic protections to the Rohingya who have been subjected to a campaign of ethnic cleansing. “We must call on all of the governments of the region — many of whom are tacitly allowing the inhumane treatment of the Rohingya — to take necessary measures to end the discrimination, exploitation and abuse of the Rohingya and to respect their fundamental human rights.”