Monks join Myanmar anti-Rohingya rally
May 27, Yangon: Hundreds of demonstrators, including Buddhist monks, rallied in Yangon against what they call “bullying” by the international community for speaking up against Myanmar‘s treatment of the Rohingya ethnic minority group on Wednesday.
According to reports, many Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar in recent months out of fear of persecution, and thousands are drifting around in rickety boats as they wait to seek asylum in neighboring countries like Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.
U Win Hlan Tha, a monk who attended the rally, said he wanted to show his support of “real” Myanmar people.
“These people are not really us and the international media has got it all wrong,” he said. “What they have to understand is that we are never going to let them in because they have never been one of us.”
The Oslo Times and Agencies