Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Myanmar in Focus: Behind the Violence & Token Change

November 20, 2012 (AltThaiNews) - PressTV takes us on a journey through much of what remains unseen and unreported in Myanmar amidst the sensational headlines and softly-lit portraits of "democratic icon" Aung San Suu Kyi. On this journey we enter devastated Rohingya villages, racist propaganda centers set up inside "Buddhist temples," and see behind the cheap-facade of superficial change heralded by the West so that it can begin the corporate-financier plundering of the long-isolated Southeast Asian country.

We find a Myanmar whose people are still vastly disadvantaged, suffering, and marginalized, not only by the long-demonized "military junta," but by supposedly "progressive" forces like Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NDL), who has remained silent on human rights abuses carried out by their own supporters in Myanmar's Rakhine state and has put Western foreign interests ahead of the still stagnant socioeconomic struggles of the people.

Part 1: Myanmar in Focus: Behind the Violence

Part 2: Myanmar in Focus: Token Change