Channel News Asia:
By Lin Xueling
Posted 02 Dec 2016 19:34
Updated 03 Dec 2016 00:10
"SINGAPORE: Amid international accusations that the Myanmar military
is leading a crackdown against the Rohingya Muslim minority in
Rakhine, Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi said she wants to
make the situation better.
Asked if the problem is intractable, she said no. “We have managed to
keep the situation
under control and to calm it down,” she stated.
It’s not just Muslims who are nervous and worried. The Rakhine are
worried too, they are worried about the fact that they are shrinking
as a Rakhine population percentage-wise, and of course, we cannot
ignore the fact that the relationship between the two communities has
not been good and we want to try to make it better.
"But it doesn’t help if everybody is just concentrating on the
negative side of the situation in spite of the fact that there were
attacks against police outposts which began on Oct 9."
When it was put to her that it is not solely the international
community that is the root of the problem, Ms Suu Kyi said: "I know
that. I’m not saying there are no difficulties, but it helps if people
recognise the difficulty and are more focused on resolving these
difficulties rather than exaggerating them so that everything seems
worse than it really is."
HERE IS AUNG SAN SUU KYI'S MESSAGE TO THE BURMESE PUBLIC.
Then watch this 2 minutes Burmese language Q and A where she utterly
dismissed the issue as "fabrications" and tell her supporters in
Burmese, it is 'very loud, noisy and annoying" .
There are the studies and published essays which she considers part of
Here is the latest - from former Clerk at Yugoslavia Tribunal, former
legal staffer with US State Department, a Yale JD and NUS PhD
Candidate in Law
Confronting genocide in Myanmar
The urgent need to prevent and protect
Here is from Sir Geoffrey Nice (deputy prosecutor of Milosevic) & Francis Wade
A Genocide in the Making
The world can no longer look away from the intensifying assault on
Burma’s Rohingya minority.
Here is Amartya Sen at Harvard Conference on the Rohingya Genocide
(Sen was her Economics tutor at Delhi University, India
15 minutes - (clipped)
Here is a peer-reviewed academic study that my wife and i did
[23PacRimLPolyJ0683] The Slow-Burning Genocide of Myanmar’s Rohingya
Zarni, Maung; Cowley, Alice
Genocide of Rohingya in Myanmar may be entering new and deadly phase
The International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) at Queen Mary
University of London has warned that reports of attacks against
Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar may signal a new phase in what ISCI
researchers say is genocide.
Monday 17 October 2016