Thursday, May 30, 2013

Still No Word of Conscience from Aung San Suu Kyi as New Buddhist Violence Targets Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

A soldier stands guard at a mosque in Lashio in eastern Myanmar's Shan 
state after a fresh outbreak of religious violence.
(Ye Aung Thu, AFP)
Comment: See the BBC's "In pictures: Violence in Burma's Lashio" (May 29).

And also the New York Times' "Myanmar Struggles to Put Down Buddhist Attack on Muslims" (May 29).

Perhaps the military junta is struggling because it is effectively part of the plot to "put down" the Royingya.


Looking for Muslims: Hundreds of Buddhist men on motorcycles 
roamed the streets with machetes, sticks and metal rods.
(Gemunu Amarasinghe/Associated Press)

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