On the second anniversary of the military offensive which drove the majority of Rohingya out of Burma, the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK expresses deep disappointment with the lack of an effective response from the international community.
Two years on, those who fled have no hope at all that they can safely return home. Aung San Suu Kyi’s government has not only failed to try to create conditions for safe return, it has actively accelerated the Apartheid policies against the Rohingya. Under the guise of development, all evidence of Rohingya homes and villages from where Rohingya fled is being destroyed. Instead of granting citizenship, the Burmese government is implementing, with support from the international community, NVC cards which state that Rohingya are foreigners and not from Burma.
Two years on the Burmese military have paid no price for what they have done. The only sanction has been bans on Min Aung Hlaing or other members of the military going on holiday in some countries.
It is almost one year since the United Nations Independent Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar published its report, making a series of recommendations of action the international community should take. This included referring Burma to the International Criminal Court, implementing a UN mandated global arms embargo, and sanctioning military companies.
BROUK is very disappointed that the USA, EU, ASEAN, OIC and other government and international bodies have not yet implemented these recommendations.
“Two years ago the Burmese military began a pre-planned military operation which drove the majority of my people out of Burma,” said Tun Khin, President of the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK.“The Burmese military have been allowed to get away with genocide. Unless the international community starts to put real pressure on both the military and the government of Burma, more than a million Rohingya in Bangladesh will never be able to return home.”
For more information, please contact Tun Khin +44 7888714866
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