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Oct-26-2012 12:18printcomments

Burmese Boat People Flee Genocide Increasingly Compared to Bosnia

Government forces are now killing Buddhists also; demand an end to the violence in Myanmar!

Torture victim
Man was 'tortured to death' - see Tortured to Death in Burma -

(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:

    Floating boats loaded with displaced Rohingyas were not allowed to land at Kyaukpando by Rakhine state attorney general, U Hla Maung Tin and NGO staff return with tents to Maungdaw

    In the morning today via telephone, when we heard that the floating boats are landing at Kyaukpando more than 30 miles south of Maungdaw,the NGO staff and other aid groups and security staff with 5 truck loaded tents and other aid materials rushed to Kyaukpando. Unfortunately , the boats were not allowed to land at Kyaukpando by Rakhine state attorney general U Hla Maung Tin and the boats are leaving again to unknown destination. Only Allah knows about their next destination. May be sailing towards Bangladesh where security tightened to retard any illegal intrusion.

    The NGO staff and others return to Maungdaw with all aid materials and tents. In this situation international interfere is dire necessary.
    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.

Find Your Representative - U.S. House of Representatives

Contact US Senators - U.S. Senate

Oct-24-2012: Torture and Murder Ignored: Burma Falls Toward Ghastly Depravity Extremely Graphic Photos

Oct-19-2012: U.S. Media Mostly Silent as Buddhist on Muslim Violence in Myanmar Spirals Out of Control

Oct-18-2012: British Document from 1826 Establishes that Muslims are Longtime Inhabitants of Burma

Oct-16-2012: U.S. Media and Press Are Guilty of Murder

Oct-15-2012: Tortured to Death in Burma - Extremely Graphic!

Oct-05-2012: U.S. Ignores Burma's Ethnic Cleansing, Now Bangladesh Sees Retaliation

Sep-20-2012: U.S. Directly Encourages Destruction of Muslim Culture in Burma

Sep-20-2012: Ethnic Cleansing Nightmare: Buddhist Bloodstains on Burma's Barren Soul

Aug-11-2012: Corporate Profits and Dead Muslims: Burma's Sticky Trail of Money and Blood

Jul-20-2012: Why Are Buddhists Committing Genocide Again?

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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: tim@salem-news.com. Visit Tim's Facebook page (facebook.com/TimKing.Reporter)

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