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The necessity of the moral corporate voice

From a Public Relations perspective, I can’t think of an easier way for a company to show its humanity than by condemning genocide and endorsing recommendations for a peaceful resolution in Myanmar. The United Nations, the official body representing international consensus has already characterised the situation in Rakhine state as a “textbook example of ethnic […]

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The role of history in the Rohingya genocide

What this article provide you with: A very good historical background on the ethnic and religious enmities in Myanmar What this article does not do: Refute the argument that economic interests are driving the ethnic cleansing in Rakhine state. There is nothing reductionist about explaining the conflict in terms of economics. If you think it IS reductionist, […]

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Corporate giants affirming support for Rohingya

An ongoing military operation in Rakhine state which the government claims targets militants, but which has caused at least 30% of the Rohingya civilian population to flee the country, and left possibly thousands dead; is raising ethical questions about foreign investment in a country accused of committing genocide. The #WeAreAllRohingyaNow Campaign, an initiative by independent […]

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Repressive “Peace” and Investor Security in Myanmar

The situation in Rakhine state is deteriorating rapidly and all signs indicate that a new pogrom against the Rohingya is imminent.  United Nations fact-finding investigators have been banned from the country.  The army has deployed heavy artillery, armored cars and helicopters, for “clearance operations”  in Northern Rakhine, and there is speculation that Buddhist civilians will […]