Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar, with Maung Zarni

Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar, with Maung Zarni

By Asia Pacific Forum

The humanitarian crisis at the border of Myanmar and Bangladesh has become a global political flashpoint lately, as hundreds of thousands of Rohingya ethnic Muslim refugees have fled across the border to escape mass violence by the state and by hostile Buddhist factions. It’s a horror that many describe as genocide, but which has been met by stunning indifference and cover-ups by Myanmar’s supposed reform government. Human rights scholar Maung Zarni recently spoke about the crisis of the Rohingyas at a talk at Columbia University sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine. He was joined by social theorist Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak to discuss the path forward for the refugees to provide safety, basic rights and an opportunity for full and equal citizenship.


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