The genocide in Myanmar has drawn global attention as Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi appears to be presiding over human rights violations, forced migrations and extra-judicial killings on an enormous scale. This unique study draws on thousands of hours of interviews and testimony from the Rohingya themselves to assess and outline the full scale of the disaster.
Casting new light on Rohingya identity, history and culture, this will be an essential contribution to the study of the Rohingya people and to the study of the early stages of genocide. This book adds convincingly to the body of evidence that the government of Myanmar has enabled a genocide in Rakhine State and the surrounding areas.
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15 April 2021
Introduction Chapter 1. Background to Rohingya's situation History Chapter 2. Burma pre-colonial history focussing on Arakan (Rakhine state) area Chapter 3. Archival research outcomes - new research outlining strong Rohingya claim to pre-colonial history Chapter 4. Burma/Myanmar's post-independence history impacting the Rohingya Identity Chapter 5. Fieldwork research with Rohingya (in Myanmar and diaspora) Chapter 6. Development of modern Rohingya identity; Who do the contemporary Rohingya say they are? Contemporary situation Chapter 7. Myanmar's transformation 2010-2015 Chapter 8. 2015-2019 period in Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi comes to office, online hate speech increases, 2017 military action in northern Rakhine state, and the Rohingya's forced migration Chapter 9. The Rohingya's future Bibliography Acknowledgements Index
Ronan Lee is Visiting Scholar at the International State Crime Initiative, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London. He was formerly a Queensland State Member of Parliament (2001-2009) and served on the frontbench as a Parliamentary Secretary (2006-2008) in portfolios including the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships. He has also worked as a senior government advisor, and as an election strategist and campaign manager.
Reviews for Myanmar's Rohingya Genocide: Identity, History and Hate Speech
25 years after the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, will the international community really allow this to happen again? With Ronan Lee's profound new offering, we can no longer claim ignorance about the horrific plight of the Rohingya people. * Lieutenant-General (ret) The Honourable Romeo Dallaire * Ronan Lee's book is one of the most important studies of the ongoing genocide against the Rohingya in Myanmar to date. It seeks to understand the Rohingya situation in its proper historical context and contemporary political situation, offering a fair, reliable, insightful analysis that identifies the many factors that will keep contributing to this crisis. The biggest contribution, however, is the examination of the genocide from the perspectives of different individuals involved in the crisis, which reveals just how complicated and difficult a resolution will be. This book is highly recommended to anyone seeking to understand the crisis, and importantly, those in governments and NGOs who can adapt practice on the basis of insights a careful reading of this volume offers. * Professor Michael W. Charney, SOAS, UK *