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Burmese Boat People Flee Genocide Increasingly Compared to BosniaPolitical Perspective by Tim King Salem-News.com
Government forces are now killing Buddhists also; demand an end to the violence in Myanmar!
(SACRAMENTO, CA) - People who share my heart wrenching concern for the tragedy taking place in fledgling democracy Myanmar, need to help this cause by writing to their U.S. Senators and Members of Congress. We must compel them to participate and save the lives of human beings who are suffering miserably with no answer in sight.
U.S. officials need to contact President Thein Sein and demand that all coastal military forces that are preventing refugees from landing on their own nation's soil relinquish their positions and allow safe landing and passage.
Each day passes with U.S. media ignoring the plight of these Rohingya Muslim refugees, who have been murdered and burned and driven out by the majority Rakhine Buddhist majority.
This arrived in my email today:
Nurul Islam, A Human Rights Activist & Media coordinator, ARU
They are stateless people who lost their citizenship in Myanmar, previously known as Burma, in 1982 under the ruling military junta famous for murder and maintaining high level political prisoners like opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi who is a Buddhist and a silent one on this issue.
I am listing the stories I have written on this ethnic cleansing period in Burma that began in July. You can use our 'Myanmar' or 'Burma' tag below to take you to hundreds of stories beyond those I have personally written. Salem-News.com has become a virtual magnet for the advocates and reporters who are also following this story, most of whom are in Europe and Asia, which is why your help is needed.
Government forces opened fire on mobs of Buddhist protestors within the last 24-hours, killing several. This has to stop immediately and should have never happened.
This, following a systematic genocide of Rohingya homes and villages and unforgivable mob violence and murder. People are being tortured to death as we have reported, and this is all happening at the hands of the Myanmar government.
Oct-16-2012: U.S. Media and Press Are Guilty of Murder
Oct-15-2012: Tortured to Death in Burma - Extremely Graphic!
Jul-20-2012: Why Are Buddhists Committing Genocide Again?
Tim King has more than twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. Tim is Salem-News.com's Executive News Editor. His background includes covering the war in Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007, and reporting from the Iraq war in 2008. Tim is a former U.S. Marine who follows stories of Marines and Marine Veterans; he's covered British Royal Marines and in Iraq, Tim embedded with the same unit he served with in the 1980's.
Tim holds awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing from traditional mainstream news agencies like The Associated Press and Electronic Media Association; he also holds awards from the National Coalition of Motorcyclists, the Oregon Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs; and was presented with a 'Good Neighbor Award' for his reporting, by the The Red Cross.
Tim's years as a Human Rights reporter have taken on many dimensions; he has rallied for a long list of cultures and populations and continues to every day, with a strong and direct concentration on the 2009 Genocide of Tamil Hindus and Christians in Sri Lanka. As a result of his long list of reports exposing war crimes against Tamil people, Tim was invited to be the keynote speaker at the FeTNA (Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America) Conference in Baltimore, in July 2012. This is the largest annual gathering of North American Tamils; Tim addressed more than 3000 people and was presented with a traditional Sri Lanka ‘blessed garland’ and a shawl as per the tradition and custom of Tamil Nadu
In a personal capacity, Tim has written 2,026 articles as of March 2012 for Salem-News.com since the new format designed by Matt Lintz was launched in December, 2005. Serving readers with news from all over the globe, Tim's life is literally encircled by the endless news flow published by Salem-News.com, where more than 100 writers contribute stories from 23+ countries and regions.
Tim specializes in writing about political and military developments worldwide; and maintains that the label 'terrorist' is ill placed in many cases; specifically with the LTTE Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka, where it was used as an excuse to slaughter people by the tens of thousands; and in Gaza, where a trapped population lives at the mercy of Israel's destructive military war crime grinder. At the center of all of this, Tim pays extremely close attention to the safety and welfare of journalists worldwide. You can write to Tim at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit Tim's Facebook page (facebook.com/TimKing.Reporter)
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