Friday, November 07, 2014

NYT Surveys Increasing Persecution of Rohingya By Myanmar

The New York Times in a lengthy article posted yesterday surveys the increasing persecution of the Rohingya Muslims by the government of Myanmar. Here is an excerpt:
The Myanmar government has given the estimated one million Rohingya people in this coastal region of the country a dispiriting choice: Prove your family has lived here for more than 60 years and qualify for second-class citizenship, or be placed in camps and face deportation.
The policy, accompanied by a wave of decrees and legislation, has made life for the Rohingya, a long-persecuted Muslim minority, ever more desperate, spurring the biggest flow of Rohingya refugees since a major exodus two years ago.