The Shaming of Burma
Just when it was hard to imagine the situation in Burma getting any worse, where the Muslim Rohingyas are facing a massive campaign of ethnic cleansing, the Bhuddist monks of Burma have now called for their fellow Muslim citizens to be shunned.
Following on from Aung San Suu Kyi shocking comment saying she “didn't know” if her fellow citizens were indeed Burmese, the monks are now trying to block humanitarian aid getting to the long suffering Rohingyas.
In a move that has shocked many observers, some monks' organisations have issued pamphlets telling people not to associate with the Rohingya community, and have blocked humanitarian assistance from reaching them. One leaflet described the Rohingya as "cruel by nature" and claimed it had "plans to exterminate" other ethnic groups.