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Saturday, March 15, 2014
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Such an important story [Burma’s Brutal Buddhists] and with simply superb photos! Thank you, Kevin McKiernan, for shining a light on these sad events. That area’s troubles were off the radar screen following ” … Obama’s historic visit to Myanmar, which was intended to note the end of 50 years of brutal military rule and the beginning of a a transition to democracy.” The “Comments” section attests to just how controversial and volatile the situation still is.

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This article is nothing but attack Myanmar. I suggest you to open your eyes widely instead of hear say.
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2012/06...

Tint (anonymous profile)
March 15, 2014 at 9:11 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The article was a great expose on Burma, must've rattled some cages judging from Tint's comment.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
March 15, 2014 at 11:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)

It doesn't matter Ken Volok. This is only to say author's one sided opinion. And to ask a question to news agency who stands for illegal chittagounian of Bengladesh who give themselves Rohinya.
What is the purpose of this article? Who will get advantage from this?
Let's get back some time that the author referred to but he was not there.
This is a video about the situation happened in 2012 from AFP world well-known media
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SliEg...
This video was edited as they wanted. Below is full length video taken by local people that those immigrants tried to destroy local's including banks and houses some of them had guns
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNf6H...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0v8_...
There are many similar cases that international media purposely published using a piece of information only they want. Sometimes they used different pictures happened outside Myanmar

Tint (anonymous profile)
March 16, 2014 at 12:42 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The purpose of the articxle is to educate the US citizenry if not the world of the horrible persecution Muslims experience in Burma.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
March 16, 2014 at 2:31 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Credible journalists from the Christian Science Monitor, NY Times, Time Magazine, AP, Reuters, BBC, UK Guardian, etc. have all reported the institutionalized violence and persecution of the Rohingya at the hands of radical Buddhists In Burma.

All you have to do is Google "Burma Rohingya".

That there are online posts coming out of Burma denying what is being reported is a testament to the organized online effort by many self-interested parties.

The Burmese government wants to deny the violence because they want US military aid.

Other neighboring countries won't risk insulting Burma because they want to open up markets and have access to oil.

Other Burmese are hungry for Western tourist dollars.

My group of friends have travelled all over Southeast Asia ... Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Nepal, Malaysia, etc. While there are good people in Burma/Myanmar, we won't be spending a dime of our money there anytime soon.

EastBeach (anonymous profile)
March 16, 2014 at 3:24 p.m. (Suggest removal)

All major religions have a long, long history of violence. Buddhists, Hindus, Christians, Muslims and Jews have all started wars and been victims of wars.

We are all human. Even if these religions all say to be peaceful, actions speak louder than words.

Georgy (anonymous profile)
March 18, 2014 at 10:43 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Rambo (2008), "You want to help the people of Burma?, Guns will help the People, not God or medical supplies...".

dou4now (anonymous profile)
March 25, 2014 at 12:09 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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