continues to demonstrate its racism internationally and continues to foot-shoot
over the Rohingya problem. I also see that the Thai economy is down, and Thai
Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-Ocha has cancelled any attempts at major
reform of the Royal Thai Police.
Post’s voice of reason, a person of principal and ethics, who is having a
lonely life criticising Thailand and ASEAN’s action, or lack thereof over the
she is caught with her pants down. It’s a national characteristic, harking back
long before Thaksin and his cronies started eating KFC in the middle of the
avian flu crisis.
in the exploitation of the Rohingya as they are transported through the country
and put into camps. The Thai Navy has also been exposed doing push backs of
Rohingya’s into the sea.
reporting how General Prayuth has now launched air reconnaissance looking for
Rohingyas stranded in boats to almost certain deaths – boats which the Royal
Thai Navy itself was pushing away to those almost certain deaths.
them some sort of assistance before pushing them on to other countries.
no-one wants these Rohingya and the vitriol level is high.
regard as Bengali, is of course, according to Sanitsuda “racism not Buddhism”.
against the Rohingya she wrote:
“If the Buddha’s
words were not important to them when they took to the streets, then what was?
“The answer is quite simple: racist nationalism. The monks
do want justice for people, but just for their own kind. Aren’t empathy and
non-exploitation the key words in Buddhism? Aren’t monks supposed to devote
their lives to deepening spiritual practice in order to see through the different
layers of we-they prejudice so that compassion prevails in their hearts, words,
“Many people outside Myanmar were asking these questions
because the anti-Rohingya monks were the same ones who dared challenge the
government in 2007 to champion the people’s cause, and who themselves faced a
violent crackdown by the military junta.
“If the Buddha’s words were not important to them when they took to the streets, then what was?
“The answer is quite simple racist nationalism. The monks do want justice for people, but just for their own kind.”