Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy Hearing; Tun Khin, April 9, 2019

Chairman Gardner, Ranking Member Markey, and distinguished members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before this committee to testify on the ongoing genocide of the Rohingya people in Burma. I speak as a survivor of decades-long persecution by the Government of Burma, which is now carrying out a genocide that has long been in the making. My own personal history reflects this story. My extended family experienced first-hand waves of government-orchestrated military attacks and mass violence against unarmed and peaceful communities throughout Rakhine region. In 1978, my parents, then in their twenties, fled their homeland of […]

The world must finally give us Rohingya a say in our fate

By Mohammed Sheikh Anwar | Published by The Washington Post on November 13, 2018 Mohammed Sheikh Anwar is a Rohingya activist and journalist. By now, the world is well aware of the horrors experienced by Myanmar’s Rohingya minority over the past two years. Starting on Aug. 25, 2017, the Myanmar military unleashed a campaign of terror against the Rohingya in the country’s western Rakhine state, compelling virtually the entire community to flee. Since then, more than 700,000 Rohingya have sought refuge in neighboring Bangladesh. This week, according to an agreement between Bangladesh and Myanmar, the refugees are supposed to start going […]