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Why does everyone seem to hate these people? Certainly no country wants them even on a temporary basis and clearly Myanmar are not prepared to let them stay.
Posted by Happy Farang on January 1, 2013 15:47
Editor Comment:""Everyone'' does not hate these people. They have been living in Burma for centuries yet are despised by their neighbors. Race hate, Happy Farang, an unpleasant human trait.
How sad is this...
Posted by stanley on January 1, 2013 15:58
Ed, if you read my article it does not reflect my views. The fact is their "own" country does not want them and neither does any other country in the region. I do not make the rules therefore please apologise for calling me racist.
Posted by Happy Farang on January 1, 2013 17:46
Editor Comment:Huh? If I wanted to call you a racist, I would say, ''Happy Farang, you are a racist.'' Please apologise for accusing me of calling you a racist.
I, like Happy Farang, also fail to understand where this hatered towards the Rohingya comes from. I need to do more research but not much info around.
Is it because of their dark complexion or them being muslims, I do not know.
Neither makes any difference to me but it's not a secret that dark complexion is frowned upon in SE Asia.
I hope they will reach their destination safe and secure but I wonder what do Malaysian authorities make of the Thai policy of "helping on".
Spending a couple of weeks out on the seas off Phuket would most likely give many unique opportunities to interview and meet other fleeing Rohingya.
Perhaps a kind hearted boat owner would take a PW reporter onboard and provide an opportunity to give these oppressed people a voice.
Posted by Andrew on January 1, 2013 19:00
Editor Comment:A Burmese diplomat in Hong Kong famously described the Rohingya as ''looking like ogres'' or words to that effect. It seems most Burmese struggle with difference and tolerance. Sad for them, really.
"Race hate, Happy Farang, an unpleasant human trait" You are referring to others, not me as it would be incorrect to do so.
Posted by Happy Farang on January 1, 2013 19:42
Editor Comment:The words are plain, Happy Farang. I am not responsible for your misinterpretations. You make them often and I'm very, very weary of correcting them. Find yourself a chat room, please.
You guys are too much grow up, the fact the people are being mistreated and murdered concerns us all.
Posted by da capT on January 1, 2013 20:26
What the editor meant to say was:-
Mr Happy Farang, "race hate " is an unpleasant human trait.
So, can we all move on now?
Posted by steven on January 1, 2013 20:48
Goodbye to genocide year 2012 .This 2013 is not Happy Year for Rohingyas where state sponsored GENOCIDE is constantly in place.
Goodbye to genocide year 2012 .This 2013 is not a Happy Year for Rohingyas where state sponsored GENOCIDE is constantly in place.
A few intellectual people(mostly Foreigners) who have been witnessing the genocide on Rohingyas can not smile and holidays in this year because of nonstop work at the plight of Rohingyas.
Like the generous Editor and members of Phuketwan News has no holidays this times due to continue coming of Rohingyas by sea to scape from genocide in their motherland in Arakan .I thanked and proud of the Phuketwan Reporters who met the unfortunate Rohingyas in the seas. I also thanked the local authorities who supplied humanitarian assistance to the Rohingya boat people where 2-3 years old babies and some women are in the groups.
Is that not humanitarian crisis in this region ?
This people are left their thousands years of historical homeland Arakan due to RACIST military dictatorial Thein Sein regime. The UN and World re known Medias said that Rohingyas are the most persecuted Ethnic people in the World. These people have been persecuted for decades.
The traffickers are always active along side the Thai-Malaysia boarder to hunt the released Rohingya boat people from Thai Authority .Thai authorities always help the boat people by providing humanitarians items . They cunning traffickers organize and bring the victims through their hiding jungle camps and torture the victims till realize around 2000 USD per head.The traffickers use mobile phone to realize money from victim's nearest known person .If failed to realize their demand,the Rohingya victims are sold to fishing trawlers for one years.
Due to genocide in Arakan ,the Rohingya's hue and cry is everywhere .Until Rohingyas are protected under international forces, the tragedy cannot be ended. The UN and World re -known Medias said that Rohingyas are one of the most persecuted people in the World.In the mean times the RACIST Thien Sein regime is one of most Human Rights violator and corrupted government in the World.This unfortunate Rohingyas are the victims of RACISM .
i am very sorry for happy tourists if someone feel inconvenient due to uninvited guest of Rohingyas in Phuket Sea or beach. Maybe your heavenly happiness will be interrupted due to this victims of war news,but please don't comment badly those who showed HUMANITY .
If anyone would like to know the untold genocidal suffering of Rohingyas and their GLORIOUS thousands years of History of their own homeland Arakan please feel free to visit our website -http://www.rohingyathai.
Please condemned the heartless Military ruler who still killing ,raping ,uprooting ,looting land and properties and burning houses of ROHINGYA AND KACHIN.We always welcome generous peope and not racist one in our overseas lives.
Please work to eliminate Racism from the earth.
Maung Kyaw Nu.
Posted by Maung Kyaw Nu,President,Burmese Rohingya Association in Thailand,(BRAT) on January 2, 2013 04:31