Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Second Gaza In Making; Collaborative Genocidal In Post Democracy?

The pages of mankind’s history and civilizations has never fall short from warring factions; conquests and occupations of faraway land. For the mighty nations, it is justifiable in expanding their horizons, reaping the resources of alien territory, and showcase of their might. 

For decades, the Palestinians embattled for their rights and sovereignty challenged by the Israelis zone expansion and oppression in the Middle East since 1948 set by the then British Empire after the Holocaust during World War Two. 
In southeast Asia, the Rohingnya people in Arakan are undermined by the ‘Junta’ led Myanmar in a recent republic leadership, which entails the British through the First Anglo-Burmese War (1824 -1826) in consequence of Burma’s (Myanmar present day) expansion moving closer to British East India (later British India) with issues on refugees and military operations over ill-defined borders.

Subsequently, the Second Anglo-Burmese War (1842-1853) and the Third Anglo-Burmese (1885) are confrontations by the Burmese confrontations that warrant ‘casus belli’ (an event used to justify starting a war) by the British and total annexation of Burma.

The latest development on the besieged region, genocide by the Myanmar’s military operations in the Maungdaw region of Arakan, has fallen onto deaf ears of the regional and international leaders and agencies. Ground humanitarian efforts are unable to reach the Rohingnya people with the borders being clamped down. 
Villages and places of worship (mosques) were set on fire. Thousands of children, women and elderly people went helter-skelter to escape from capture, torture and killings. The men of Rohingya are unarmed or the ability to defend themselves and their loved ones from the wrath of the Myanmar military that predates in history. 

The large scale military operation by Myanmar has forced some refugees to cross the Teknaf River. While some managed to enter the borders of Bangladesh, they were forced to return to Myanmar by the Bangladeshi patrolling military. A news reported by an NGO claims, even the Bangladeshi army committed extortion and killing of the refugees caught in the border crossings. 

Ethnic cleansing by the Myanmar military has been overwhelming and inhumane far worse than the 2012 massacre. Reports of babies brutally murdered and thrown into burning villages while Rohingnyas women raped by military and militia Buddhists at the peak of senseless violence. 
The Rohingya people have been denied Burmese citizenship since the Burmese nationality law (1982 Citizenship Act) was enacted. The Government of Myanmar claims that the Rohingya are illegal immigrants who arrived during the British colonial era, and were originally Bengalis. The inhumane treatments by the republic does not justify actions upon the Rohingnya.

What has Aung San Suu Kyi; the 1991 Nobel Peace laureate done to maintain peace in her homeland? She openly supports the genocide of Rohingnya Muslims! Why the silence from the ASEAN, OIC, UN and the EU community? Why has the international agencies allowed this injustice to continue?