Articles by John Roberts

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Rohingya Killings Expose Fraud of Burmese “Democracy”
John Roberts | WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Apr 2017

7 Apr 2017 – The UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution setting up an investigation into serious crimes committed by the Burmese (Myanmar) security forces and nationalist thugs against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority in Rakhine state bordering Bangladesh. The US and its EU allies cynically exploit concerns over “human rights” in Burma and elsewhere to advance their geo-political interests.

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[Nobel Peace Laureate] Suu Kyi Defends Military Crackdown on Burma’s Rohingya Muslims
John Roberts | WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Dec 2016

2 Dec 2016 – State Counsellor Suu Kyi, the head of government in Burma, has dismissed mounting allegations of killings by the country’s military of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, bordering Bangladesh. Her office issued a statement declaring: “Regarding those incidents, after asking the Tatmadaw [the military] and border guard troops in those regions, it is known the information is absolutely not true.”

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Communal Tensions in Burma Continue
John Roberts, WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Jul 2013

“A recurring theme from locals is that ‘outsiders’ are bussed in by trucks and nearly all of them are armed with sticks, swords and machetes. An incident soon happens between a Muslim and a Buddhist that provides the spark and then the gangs swing into action, agitating and enlisting locals to join the ensuing riot. Muslim homes and shops are demolished and along with them previous inter-communal and religious harmony.”

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