We hear endless reports that “The Terrified Rohingya flee their Burmese tormentors…” now. So desperate is the plight of the Rohingya’s they are fleeing to a country that is a third under water as a results of floods in South Asia, Bangladesh. No one knowingly moves towards floods but such is their plight.
Bangladesh probably already has half a millions Rohinya’s in its densely packed country from previous occasions when they have had to flee. The last major occasion was when Burmese army attacked them in their villages in 1991/92 and the two countries almost went to war on the matter.
This has unfortunately been a long running saga dating back to at least 1947 when Aung San denied the Rohingya’s citizenship at the formation of the Burmese state while other ethnic groups were recognised in the Union of Burma. What is for sure is that Suu Kyi is following in the footsteps of her father ( Aung San ) in her total disregard of the Rohinya ‘s plight and circumstances. It clearly needs a regional solution with UN assistance and back up and Suu Kyi is clearly her father’s daughter in such matters.
We also need to remind the Buddhist hate preachers of Myammar, Buddhism and Hinduism spread to Arakan from ancient Bengal and that the Arakan and south eastern part of Bengal ( now Chittagong Division in Bangladesh) were often ruled by the same dynasties. So clearly using “Bengalis” as a derogatory remark is a denial of their religious origins.
So the short answer to why won’t Aung San Suu Kyi do anything for the Rohinya’s? She is simply her fathers daughter in this respect!