A political analyst says that the international community has not done anything about the Rohingyas problem so the massacre will continue especially when the Muslim world is not saying anything against what is going on in Burma.
The comments came after sixty-three Rohingya Muslims, including 23 children, fleeing the violence in Myanmar were found adrift in a wooden boat in western Indonesia, in the second such event this week. Indonesia police said on Friday that the vessel was found by fishermen with no engine while drifting off the eastern coast of Sumatra island near Aceh Province.
Press TV has conducted an interview with Nazieha Saleh, political analyst, to further discuss the issue. What follows is an approximate transcription of the interview.
First of all, tell us about the response from the international community and whether you think it has been sufficient enough to the plight of the Rohingyas?
As we know US from before promised the leaders of Burma that if it will get rid of the Muslims nor get rid of the Chinese control in their country, they can help them to control the country as they want and the first point that they were talking about was to get rid of the Muslims in Burma.
So now as we know the massacre continues and as we know that nobody, all the world is looking and under the eye of the US and the international community the massacre [is] continuing and nobody is raising a voice against what is going on in Burma especially the Rohingyas because the Rohingyas, they were not recognized by the Burma’s leaders now so they considered them as foreigners.
That is why they are doing a lot of massacres among them as we said under the eyes of the international community. This is what the promise was from the US to the leaders in Burma.
Okay now let’s fast forward to today. What’s obvious is that the Rohingyas continue to suffer. In your views, what is the answer? Is there any hope to see the plight of the Rohingyas end anytime soon?
As we see there is no end for this massacre till now especially when we see the Buddhists who they are known they are more peaceful and more helpful, the people not helping the refugees when they come to their door to ask them for help and when they run from the killing and when we see the Nobel Prize holder Aung San Suu Kyi when she does not answer any question about the Muslims in Burma and she is just staying neutral so we figure out that this massacre will continue and there is no resolve for this problem till now.
As we said the international community has not done anything about this problem, so it seems that it will continue especially when the Muslim world, they are not raising their voice, they are not saying anything against what is going on in Burma.