‘Change has to come within Myanmar itself’.‘I have called upon Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to listen to her ‘inner voice’ and speak directly to the people of Myanmar.’ IMAGE: A Rohingya migrant child, who recently arrived in Indonesia by boat, eats chocolate while queuing up with others for immigration identification purposes inside a temporary compound for refugees in Aceh Timur regency, Indonesia’s Aceh Province.According to recent figures, an approximate 90,000 Rohingyas have fled the country in hope of finding a better home. Photograph: Beawiharta/Reuters Imagine living in a country, but being denied citizenship. Imagine being a part of a country, but being discriminated against by the majority community and atrocities being committed against you by the state. This is the deplorable conditions that the Rohingyas of Myanmar live in where they are cut off from their livelihoods and sources of income, unable to access markets, hospitals and schools, and have little or no access to relief aid. In order to understand the situation and the genesis of the tragedy unfolding, Rediff.com’s Archana Masih speaks to Ambassador Vijay Nambiar, the former United Nations’ Chef de Cabinet (Chief of Staff), who had served a long stint with the UN in New York. Till… Read full this story
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