Nay San Lwin, a Rohingya organizer of the Boycott Myanmar Campaign, wants the foreign funding of those local media in Myanmar that continue to use the term “Bengali” to be shut down. “Rohingya worldwide do not accept this name ‘Bengali,’” Lwin explains. “How dare they call us Bengali? We are not Bengali or Bangladeshis.”
“Join the Boycott Myanmar movement to stop funding and legitimizing Myanmar genocide and to support justice, accountability and equality for Rohingya people.”
Stand Against Genocide by Stripping Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nobel Peace Prize
For decades, Myanmar has violently and systematically persecuted its minorities, including the Rohingya people as well as the Shan, Kachin, Ta’ang, Karen, Chin, Mon and Kayar communities.
Since the two bouts of organized attacks against, and systematic destruction of, Rohingya people in western Myanmar in 2012, Aung San Suu Kyi’s conduct has proven that she is wholly unworthy of holding the Nobel Peace Prize. On the 10th of December, International Human Rights Day, she will become the first Nobel Peace Laureate in history to officially deny and dismiss the credible allegations by the United Nations of her government’s genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes at the International Court of Justice. Sign this petition to tell the Norwegian Nobel Committee to strip Aung San Suu Kyi’s 1991 Nobel Peace Prize.
The time has come to end business as usual in Myanmar, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled decades of mass killings and rape, forced labour, and cultural destruction by the Myanmar government, with no solution in sight. The Shan, Kachin, and other ethnic groups have similarly suffered. While there is no justice, no peace, no equality, and no dignity for minority groups in Myanmar, there can be no business with corporations linked with alleged perpetrators in the Myanmar government.
Myanmar leaders are now facing accountability at the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, and in Argentina. We invite foreign investors and consumers from across Asia, Europe, North America, and around the world to support accountability and avoid the possibility of their own liability. We ask that they join this global movement to end impunity for genocide and crimes against humanity against ethnic minorities in Myanmar. Without justice and equality, there can be no investment, and no meaningful democracy and inclusive development in Myanmar.
From the huge Kutapalong camp in Bangladesh now comes accusations that the Norwegian telecommunications giant has broken the prudence of developing infrastructure in a conflict area in Myanmar. "From Telenor's mobile mast, the soldiers killed people who fled," says Tin Soe.
"We are doing this to correct the wrongdoings of Myanmar government and military...not because we hate our fellow Burmese," Ro Nay San Lwin, a Rohingya Muslim and cofounder of the FRC, told Al Jazeera.
"We want to see our country as a developed country but as the investments are financing the genocide we are compelled to do this," he added.
ISCI deplores the threats extended by powerful Myanmar business and political forces against human rights defenders Maung Zarni and Nay San Lwin, and stands side by side with them in the struggle against Myanmar state crime.