Rohingya: At A Glance
Rohingyas are known as Muslims living in the state of Rohang, Myanmar. In 1988, their citizenship were cancelled by military junta and today, the stateless muslim ethnic group are stranded in the middle of the sea. Myanmar claims that the Ronghiyas are from Bangladesh and Myanmar refuses to acknowledge them as minorities in the country. The Ronghiyas were also not accepted by Bangladesh as they claimed that Ronghiyas does not originated from Bangladesh though there are similarities in language.
Now, hunger and thirst have befallen the Ronghiyas as they have nowhere to go and other countries such as Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia could not accept more migrants as they are huge in number but the countries are only able to provide help such as giving food, water and clothes for them to survive. They are being denied landfall in Southeast Asia. It has laid bare the region's religious and ethnic prejudices as well as its fears of being swamped by an influx of migrants.