Crime against the Rohingya Muslims & the Moral Incompetence of the UN

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The UN report: Who to execute? 

Investigators found patterns of gross human rights violations and abuses committed in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan states that “undoubtedly amount to the gravest crimes under international law”, Monday’s report said. They include murder, torture, sexual slavery, extermination and forced deportation – meaning ethnic cleansing.

Thieves, rapists, arsonists, killers & other criminals never like impartial inquiry, nor do they like execution of fair justice. They only want unfettered license to commit more crimes. This is true for the thugs in Myanmar. Moreover, in the case of Myanmar, the criminals have Nobel laureate like Aung San Suu Kyi and big powers like China, India and Russia on their side to call them innocent. So the Myanmar government didn’t like the UN report on their genocidal crimes against the Rohingya Muslims. Recently, Aung San Suu Kyi blamed the terrorists in Rakhnine state -the Rohingya Muslims for the whole problem.

The UN could identify the criminals at last after a full one. But who is going to punish the criminals. Can the UN go further? The UN has its own enemies inside to nullify any attempt to punish the criminals. Due to UN’s failure, the criminals who are committing the genocide in Palestine, Syria, Kashmir still stay unpunished. So, millions of Palestinians, Afghans and Syrians suffer terribly in the refugee camps for decades.

The same fate is waiting for the Rohingya Muslims. The UN is nothing more than a debating club and charity shop. So the UN can at best give some charity to the Rohingya Muslims and offer venue for long lectures on its premise.

The UN couldn’t do anything to stop illegal creation of Israel on occupied land. It also couldn’t do anything to stop genocide in Bosnia and Rwanda. So, failure would be the ultimate outcome to solve the Rohingya crisis.

So, it will be total foolishness to rely on the UN. So, it is obligatory on every Muslim to help the fellow Muslims in the dire need. They must build up their own strategy to face the genocidal Myanmar government. Inaction will bring punishment for them not only here, but also in the Akhira.

The army’s claim to be fighting a large terrorist insurgency was effectively dismissed. “Military necessity would never justify killing indiscriminately, gang raping women, assaulting children, and burning entire villages. The Tatmadaw’s [army’s] tactics are consistently and grossly disproportionate to actual security threats, especially in Rakhine state, but also in northern Myanmar,” the report said.

After the genocides in Rwanda and Srebrenica, the words “never again” were uttered like a mantra by many in the international community. Yet a year ago in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, “never again” happened all over again.

On 25 August 2017, the army unleashed a military offensive that forced more than 700,000 Rohingya to flee their villages into neighbouring Bangladesh. It is believed that thousands were killed. Human rights organisations have reported mass rape and eyewitness accounts describe babies and children snatched from their parents’ arms and thrown into burning homes or drowned in rivers.

“It is simply not credible for the British government to claim it supports justice and accountability and then refuse to support referring Burma to the ICC, which was specifically set up for cases like this,” said Mark Farmaner of Burma Campaign UK. “It doesn’t get worse than genocide.”

Aung San Suu Kyi has not used her de facto position as Head of Government, nor her moral authority, to stem or prevent the unfolding events, or seek alternative avenues to meet a responsibility to protect the civilian population. On the contrary, the civilian authorities have spread false narratives; denied the  Tatmadaw’s wrongdoing; blocked independent investigations, including of the Fact-Finding Mission; and overseen destruction of evidence. Through their acts and omissions, the civilian authorities have contributed to the commission of atrocity crimes.”

The European Union, the US and Canada have imposed visa bans on a few military and security personnel, which is a welcome step, and Washington has recently strengthened some sanctions against some individuals, although not yet the man ultimately responsible, the commander-in-chief, Min Aung Hlaing. But there is no global arms embargo, no targeted sanctions against military-owned enterprises and no action to end impunity by referring the perpetrators of crimes against humanity to the international criminal court.

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