“We’re (the US) silent when it comes to human rights although we talk the big talk and carry the big stick, we’re silent on it,” online columnist, Allen Roland told Press TV in an exclusive interview on Friday.
The US indifference to the violent crackdown and detention of Myanmar Muslims is not a surprise as the US government only cares about “power, money, control and manipulation,” the American analyst continued.
“It’s not about human rights, it’s already lost all of its moral values, it’s about vital interests, power, manipulation, domination. That’s the code word for the West,” Roland went on to say.
Reports say 650 Rohingya Muslims were killed as of June 28 alone during clashes in the western region of Rakhine. This is while 1,200 others are missing and 80,000 more have been displaced.
Myanmar government does not recognize Rohingyas Muslims and has denied citizenship to them, claiming that they are illegal migrants.
Roland reiterated that a difference will be made if the social networking websites let the world come out of the darkness and become aware of the injustices happening inside the country, Roland maintained.
“So that’s the first step, social networking etc making it aware to everybody, but we are far… we are a far distance way from actually doing anything about it,” he concluded.
The UN says decades of discrimination have left the Rohingyas stateless, with Myanmar implementing restrictions on their movement and withholding land rights, education and public services.
Large groups of Rohingyas have already sailed to neighboring Bangladesh, many of whom have died during the journey. The Bangladeshi government, however, deports Rohingyas calling them illegal migrants and the UN refugee center says it will not accept Rohingya Muslims as it is not interested in more refugees.
(www.presstv.ir / 21.07.2012)