Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Good Sites to follow for Daily Updates on the Rohingya Crisis

In addition to the twitter feeds on the right of this blog page, I urge everyone to follow for a daily update of activity and commentary regarding the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar.

Every day brings a sad surprise.  For example, today’s column was entitled “Myanmar Governor and His Distortion of Words in Broad Daylight,” recounting the Turksin Ambassador’s visit to the refugee camps on August 10th, and the government-provided translator deliberately softening the Rohingya’s statements from “Please help us!” and “We Muslims have been severely oppressed here,” to “We need assistance” for every phrase a Rohingya uttered. (the web page does not allow me to copy the text, so you must all book mark this site:

 Another good daily summary is found in The News, a Pakistan-based online journal which today announced that the UAE has pledged to send $50 million in aid to the Muslim minority in Myanmar . . . still our question remains: to whom do they send it if still no agencies or organizations are allowed in?

I'm going to try and figure out how to post links on this page . . . and then you can all experience this daily piling up of horrors, to which at least the world and the media is finally paying attention.

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