• Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Myanmar envoy summoned to lodge strong protest against minister’s anti-Muslim remarks

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  1. The Ronin

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    Bangladesh has lodged a strong protest against Myanmar for the derogatory remarks made by one its ministers about the Muslims living in that country.

    Rear Admiral (retd) Khurshed Alam, secretary, Maritime Affairs Unit of the Foreign Ministry summoned Myanmar Ambassador to Bangladesh Lwin Oo and conveyed the government’s utter displeasure at the irresponsible and discriminatory remarks made by the Myanmar minister, Wednesday.

    A top diplomat of the Bangladesh Foreign Ministry while speaking to the Dhaka Tribune, said:“We made the ambassador know about our strong resentment of their minister’s remarks. We also told him that such words are not at all good for the relationship of the two countries, especially repatriation of the Rohingyas,” adding that “Yes, the language used were pretty strong.”

    “While facing the whole Rohingya crisis, we have never considered religion as a factor. Why will they make religion issue? It appears to me that it is another Myanmar way to deter Rohingyas in Bangladesh to go back to their homes,” said the diplomat.

    “We have told the envoy that they (Rohingya) are your people and by signing an agreement with us, you admitted that they are your people,” he said.

    “We also reminded him to give them citizenship along with their homes and rights; all the Rohingyas will return spontaneously and that Bangladesh is more prosperous than Myanmar, so no Bangladeshi has gone to settle in Myanmar. No Rohingya is being radicalized here in Bangladesh,” he added.

    When asked about the ambassador’s reply, the top diplomat said, “He was not in a position to say anything but an assurance of conveying Dhaka’s message to Naypyidaw.”

    On Tuesday, Myanmar’s Minister for Religion Thura Aung Ko said Rohingya Muslim refugees living in neighboring Bangladesh are being “brainwashed” into “marching” on the Buddhist-majority nation.

    Ko also said Bangladesh was “not letting them return”, referring to the Rohingya as “Bengalis”, a term commonly used in Myanmar to imply that they are recent interlopers from Bangladesh. Rohingyas say they are native to Rakhine state.

    “If [they] release them, the population will drop,” he said in a video shared by NewsWatch, a news website.

    The Myanmar minister further went on saying:“And then, they, at the camps, also feed and brainwash Bengali youths to truly march towards Myanmar, which is the goal of the over populated Bengalis.”

    In an oblique reference to Islam, Ko, a former general, talked on November 27 about birth rates among members of an unnamed “extreme religion” and the threat it posed to Buddhism in Myanmar.

    “While we Buddhists practice monogamy and have only one or two children, an extreme religion encourages having three or four wives and giving birth to 15 to 20 children,” he said in a video published by Radio Free Asia.

    “After three, four, five decades in this Buddhist country, the Buddhist community will certainly become the minority,” Ko said.

    https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangla...hL6ll9uL05D96-U9d3Qlv2PAkG6B_gue6XkeRJn7Vakqs
     
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    so after Pakistan now bd is contractor of muslims ? world has 54 muslim countries .
     
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    “We also reminded him to give them citizenship along with their homes and rights; all the Rohingyas will return spontaneously and that Bangladesh is more prosperous than Myanmar, so no Bangladeshi has gone to settle in Myanmar. No Rohingya is being radicalized here in Bangladesh,”

    :rofl:

    Classic argument to savages!

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    These subhumans are too thick to understand the insult... they respond better with a slap...
     
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    It is wrong to insult religion, because it may be sacred to somebody.
     
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    This kind of derogatory remark is totally unnecessary and provocative.
     
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    Buddhist make up 89 percent of myanmar citizen. Muslim just 2 percent. Even if myanmar restore citizenship to all the Rohingyas currently living in camps in Bangladesh and myanmar, it will increase Muslim percentage to just 4 percent of total population of myanmar. Still this paranoid jungle monkey are seeking 'Muslim takeover nightmare' scenario.
     
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    It is not for entire Myanmar but for Arakan only!!
     
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    No, if Rohingyas allowed to return to their villages and given citizenship, Rakhine would be 35-40 percent Muslim. But Muslim percentage in entire myanmar would be just over 4 percent average.
     
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    “We also reminded him to give them citizenship along with their homes and rights; all the Rohingyas will return spontaneously and that Bangladesh is more prosperous than Myanmar, so no Bangladeshi has gone to settle in Myanmar. No Rohingya is being radicalized here in Bangladesh,”

    It's not a fresh issue and obvious that BD doesn't want these Rohingyas. I suggest that BDers study some history of the northern minorities of burma. Don't jump directly on the Islam stuff.
     
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    Did you actually read the history.. or heard from Burmese propaganda?
     
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    Do you BDers ever know that there are hundreds of thousands of ethnic Chinese residents that have fought for their Burmese citizenship and fought with Bumese army for decades?
     
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    Depends who they are.. Millions of Indian had to leave Burma including Bengalis specially from Rangoon. Nobody complained. These poor Rohingyas are native to the northern Arakan and lived there for millenia. Why would they be kicked out and denied citizenship and called foreigner?
     
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    “While we Buddhists practice monogamy and have only one or two children, an extreme religion encourages having three or four wives and giving birth to 15 to 20 children,” he said in a video published by Radio Free Asia.

    Has he been talking to Modi from India?
     
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    what's funny is he wasn't served beverages or anything like people are normally served in such meetings.
    should have tossed him a banana to add insult to the injury
     
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