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UN Condemns Myanmar

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After a fact-finding trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh, a United Nations team labeled the treatment of Rohingya by the Myanmar government as genocide.

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Links

“Broken cell phones could be the key to justice for the Rohingya”
https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/29/asia/rohingya-myanmar-cell-phones-evidence-intl/index.html

“Myanmar army fakes photos and history in sinister rewrite of Rohingya crisis”
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/31/myanmar-army-fakes-photos-and-history-in-sinister-rewrite-of-rohingya-crisis.html

“Rohingya crisis: Myanmar leader Suu Kyi ‘should resign’”
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-45351000.html

“In Bangladeshi Camps, Rohingya Refugees Try to Move Forward With Their Lives”
https://www.npr.org/2018/08/30/643008438/in-bangladeshi-camps-rohingya-refugees-try-to-move-forward-with-their-lives.html

“Explainer: why the UN has found Myanmar’s military committed genocide against the Rohingya”
http://theconversation.com/explainer-why-the-un-has-found-myanmars-military-committed-genocide-against-the-rohingya-102251.html

“Editorial: Myanmar’s military butchers should be brought to justice”
https://www.thespec.com/opinion-story/8871809-editorial-myanmar-s-military-butchers-should-be-brought-to-justice/.html

“Opinion: Why UN’s report and sanctions are unlikely to change Myanmar”
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/world/opinion-why-uns-report-and-sanctions-are-unlikely-to-change-myanmar-2892011.html

“Will Myanmar’s military face justice over ‘genocide’?”
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/opinion/30353300.html

“The Irish Times view on Myanmar: the world must act”
https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/editorial/the-irish-times-view-on-myanmar-the-world-must-act-1.3610548.html

“The Rohingya’s dark anniversary must spur global action”
https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/rohingya-dark-anniversary-spur-global-action-180825080417120.html

“Who are the Rohingya?”
https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/08/rohingya-muslims-170831065142812.html

Assessment

  • Writing: Why have Rohingya been fleeing Myanmar?
  • Debate: The United Nations should send troops to protect Myanmar refugees fleeing violence in Bangladesh.
  • Poll: Due to the actions of her government, Aung San Suu Kyi should have her Nobel Peace Prize revoked.
  • Short Answer: Why has the UN described the situation in Myanmar as genocide?

Current events quiz:

1) Which state is receiving most of the Rhoingya refugees?

a. Thailand
b. India
c. Bangladesh
d. Laos

2) The UN recently accused Myanmar of ______.

a. money laundering
b. genocide
c. free speech violations
d. enforced disappearances

3) Which religion is practiced the most in Myanmar?

a. Hinduism
b. Islam
c. Buddhism
d. Taosim

4) Myanmar is in Asia. (T/F)

5) Rohingya is a country in Asia. (T/F)

6) The UN has condemned the killings of thousands of Rohingya as genocide. (T/F)

Answers:

1) C

2) B

3) C

4) T

5) F

6) T

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