The facade of Myanmar's democracy: How global powers failed Rohingya Muslims

The military coup in Myanmar has been condemned as an affront to democracy by global powers. But analysts say the army was calling the shots before the civilian government was toppled and will continue to do so now, making little difference to the plight of Rohingya Muslims. “Part of the problem for organisations like mine is that human rights have fallen way down the international agenda. It’s much harder than it has ever been for us to generate pressure and force governments to act,” Mark Farmaner, director of the Burma Campaign UK, told The New Arab. Geopolitics continue to take centre stag…

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