They came first to expel, rape, and slaughter the hapless Rohingya. And now they are bent on the systematic slaughter of their fellow citizens, including children and students, of Myanmar. The indifference of the major world powers and so-called civilized nations to the ongoing slaughter of defenseless civilians by Myanmar’s murderous military is chilling.
Link: Slaughter Of Civilians Continues In Myanmar (Formerly Burma) Witnesses to Bago killings describe relentless military onslaught against Myanmar civilian population
“The shooting started in the city of Bago, Myanmar at 5 a.m. on April 9. By the early hours of the next morning, at least 82 people were dead, according to advocacy group AAPP. One pro-democracy protester, an 18-year-old member of the so-called Defense Team tasked with protecting the neighborhood from the military, says he believes the death toll is closer to 100.
The military went house to house in certain neighborhoods that day, arresting people in their homes, according to multiple sources. They say families received a phone call the next day, inviting them to come and pick up the bodies of those killed in the violence, at a price. Relatives are being asked to pay the equivalent of $85 for the privilege of buying their loved one and giving them a dignified farewell. That price has now risen to $110, one activist says.”
Family mourners at the funeral of Ma Khine Zar Thwe, 25, a bank employee, who was shot and killed on Sunday amid a protest crackdown in Yangon, Myanmar.Credit…The New York Times