At its root, the crisis may be about simple economics, of scarcity and choice. Myanmar is an underdeveloped country that has witnessed repressive military dictatorships for most of its post-independence existence. Consequently, the Rohingya are not only a drain on resources, but also squat on land that is rumouredly mineral rich. Moreover, we must remember that any form of dictatorship necessitates crystallizing and maintaining an antagonistic “other,” which in Myanmar’s case regrettably happens to be the
Overview The Muslim minority living in western Myanmar/Burma 's Rakhine State – almost 800000 people – identify themselves as Rohingya. For decades they have suffered legal and social discrimination. There are long-standing tensions with the Buddhist Rakhine community over land and resources. These conflicts, in term, have subjected the Rohingyas to be denied the right to citizenship and even the right to self identify. The Rohingyas are subject to many restrictions like banned from travelling without authorization and prohibited from working outside their villages, they cannot even get married without permission from the authorities, and severely lack sufficient access to food, medical care and education.
Who are the Rohingya? Rohingya is often described as the "oppressed minority in the world". They are an ethnic group, mostly Muslims, who have lived for centuries in the majority of Myanmar Buddhism. Currently, there are almost 1.1 million Rohingya in the Southeast Asian country. All Rohingyas live in Myanmar in the Rakhine State and are not allowed to leave without the permission of the Government.
Rohingyas are many who suffered torture, arbitrary arrests, and mass murder . they are accused of affiliated with the Mujahedeen rebels who want to establish a state Islam in the area Mayu , northern Rakhine borders with Bangladesh . many especially ethnic Bengali Rohingyas fled to Bangladesh to shelter from the military operations . Since that event , Rohingya regarded as illegal immigrants . They do not have identity cards in Myanmar and miserable life until
In May 2015, Malaysian Deputy Home Minister Wan Junaidi Jafaar said "We have treated [migrants] humanely but they cannot be flooding our shores like this." The Rohingya have also begun to seek refuge in Indonesia , although the number of refugees there remains relatively modest, with an estimated two thousand Rohingya as of June 2015. Earlier in May, Indonesia's military chief expressed concerns that easing immigration restrictions would spark an influx of
About 603,000 refugees from Rakhine, Rohingya had crossed the Myanmar border and came into Bangladeshalone since 22 October 2017 to August 25,2017. It was reported by UN. Myanmar had crossed the border into Bangladesh alone since August 25, 2017.This number increased to 624000 by November 2, 2017.Where we can see most of them are Muslim and a minor people followed Hindu religion. How are Rohingya persecuted? The Rohingya persecution in Myanmar refers to the ongoing military crackdown by the Myanmar Army and Police in Rakhine state in the country’s western region.While the majority of Rohingya’s are Muslims,attacks also occurred also on Hindu Rohingya’s.The crackdown was also responsed on Myanmar Boarder posts on October 2016 by Rohingya insurgents.The Myanmar Army have been accused of wide scale human rightsviolationsThere is a history of persecution of Muslims in Myanmar that continues to the present day.
(Hill, C 2012). The world has watched in horrors as the humanitarian disaster has unfurl in Myanmar for decade years and it makes Myanmar ranked top of the worst human rights in the world . In Myanmar, Most of the local and multinational company employed child labour, forced labour and slave labour to conduct daily operation of their company. Those workers has been abused, rape, confiscation and destruction of their property. Additionally, this country’s workers have no ethic nationalities for equal rights and autonomy, union representation and political enfranchisement are not allowed.
Why is the The Rohingya people still being genocide today in Myanmar? Rohingya is an ethic in Myanmar in which the Myanmar government consider them as stateless blocking the rights to citizenship. There is still genocide of the Rohingya people because according to the U.N. Official one thousand Rohingya men and women died by the Myanmar military forces in current times. Myanmar has a corrupted government in which we are going to learn more about. Refugees have spoken of massacres in villages, where they say the soldiers raided and burned their homes.
Rohingya is an ethnic group and majority of them are Muslims. After 1962 military overthrow in Myanmar, rules and laws have changed drastically where the Rohingya were only given foreign identity cards for each of them instead of national registration cards. This card limits the jobs, educational opportunities and other rights they could pursue and obtain as a citizen. However, things got worse in 1982 when a new citizenship law was passed through the parliament. This time, the Rohingya have been denied citizenship which makes them stateless and unwelcomed to their own country.
The refugees are blaming the Myanmar military, while the Burmese military declared the Rohingya are burning their own homes. One of the only few people that was allowed into Rakhine was the BBC's Jonathan Head, but under strict government surveillance. While on the tour of the region's villages, he was provide with photos showing Rohingya reportedly burning their home, later on he discovered that the photos he was given were fake (BBC, 2017). It is estimated about 40,000 Rohingya refugees that are in India and 16,000 of them that have acquired official refugee documentation. Most of the Rohingya running away from Myanmar have not made into Bangladesh.