Global Journalist: Impunity in Myanmar | KBIA

Global Journalist: Impunity in Myanmar

Oct 5, 2018

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's state counsellor, with Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, commander in chief of Myanmar's military
Credit AP Photo

Just over a year ago Myanmar security forces were wrapping up a massive offensive against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority. 

In a matter of weeks, more than 720,000 Rohingya were forced to flee to neighboring Bangladesh in what the head of Myanmar’s military called a “clearance operation” in the country’s Rakhine State. A recent U.N. report has shed new light on what happened in Myanmar, and accused the military of murder, mass rape and torture. It also called for several of Myanmar's top generals to be prosecuted for genocide and crimes against humanity.  On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at whether the UN report may galvanize the international community to hold Myanmar's generals to account and what the prospects are for the 1 million Rohingya now living in refugee camps in Bangladesh.

 

Joining the program: 

  • Nay San Lwin, spokesman, Free Rohingya Coalition
  • Maxim Pensky, co-director of the Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention at Binghamton University
  • Azeem Ibrahim, author of the book "Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar's Genocide."
  • Verena Hölzl, Myanmar-based journalist reporting for Der Spiegel and Deutsche Welle

 Assistant producers: Kris Croonen, Tatum Pugh, Melodie ZhaoSupervising producer: Yanqi Xu Visual editor: Maggie Duncan