- 22 Sep 2017 06:26
The conversation about the Rohingyas has stopped in pofo but the problem is very actual.
A lot of verbal diarrhoea from many politicians but zero results and every day more Rohingyas are streaming over the border, there are more than 400,000 that have come to join the hundreds of thousands that have come earlier, a couple of years ago.
Help has started to flow in, the disaster tourists like MSF have come, the journalists and especially the photojournalists are having a field day but nothing has happened to bring a solution closer.
Here are my views on the Rohingya problem:
Aung San Suu Kyi follows the general feeling of her citizens against the Muslims in Myanmar.
She can do that because Russia, China and India are protecting her in the UN.
By chasing the Rohingyas over the border, Myanmar has created a "fait accompli". Those refugees can go places but not back to Myanmar.
I personally believe the Rohingyas were quite peace loving people but they were having lots of kids and they were converting the non-Muslim locals through marriages and other ways. They had become a 41% minority in Arakhan and the Burmese assumed (rightly or wrongly) that sooner or later they would try to obtain independence after trying to introduce Sharia law.
The Burmese could see what happens in countries where certain parts are Muslim like The Philippines, Thailand, Kashmir, Chechenya, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and even in countries that are already a Muslim majority like Nigeria, Indonesia,and so on.
As for Bangladesh, they would find it quite beneficial having a neighbouring place that is sympathetic and offers plenty of Lebensraum.
The Bangladeshi Authorities are trying to contain the refugees in camps because they have started trickling into the general population where they are indistinguishable from the locals because they are ethnically. linguistically, culturally and religiously exactly the same.
The United Nations office for refugees has already told Bangladesh that they should be prepared to host the refugees for a long time.
This was my update.