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Myanmar monks back president’s anti-Rohingya plan
緬甸僧侶支持總統的反羅興亞計畫

Myanmar Buddhist monks attend a rally on the streets of Mandalay, Myanmar on Sunday.
緬甸僧侶週日在緬甸曼德勒遊行。

Photo: AFP
照片:法新社

Hundreds of Buddhist monks in Myanmar have staged a rally in support of the president and his proposal to send the members of a Muslim minority group to another country.

The rally in Mandalay on Sunday was the latest indication of deep sentiment against the Rohingya minority after June violence with ethnic Rakhine Buddhists that left 80 people dead and tens of thousands displaced.

The monks held a banner saying, “Save your motherland Myanmar by supporting the president.” President Thein Sein suggested in July that Myanmar send all Rohingya to any country willing to take them, a proposal quickly opposed by the UN refugee agency.

Myanmar considers the Rohingya to be illegal migrants from Bangladesh, but Bangladesh also rejects them, rendering them stateless. The UN estimates that 800,000 Rohingya live in Myanmar.

(AP)

數百名緬甸僧侶發動集會,支持總統及其將一個穆斯林少數族群送到其他國家的計畫。

週日在曼德勒的集會,是六月間羅興亞少數族群與若開族佛教徒爆發衝突後,顯示強烈的反羅興亞情緒;這場衝突造成八十人死亡、數萬人流離失所。

僧侶們舉著標語牌,上面寫著︰「支持總統,拯救緬甸祖國。」總統登盛七月間提議,緬甸將所有羅興亞人送到任何願意接受他們的國家,該提議隨即遭聯合國難民署反對。

緬甸將羅興亞視為來自孟加拉的非法移民,但孟加拉也拒絕他們,使其淪為無國籍的族群。聯合國估計,有八十萬名羅興亞人在緬甸生活。

(美聯社/翻譯:魏國金)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. displace v.

迫使離開 (po4 shi3 li2 kai1)

例: Many of the inhabitants were displaced by the rising floodwaters.

(許多居民因愈益高漲的洪水而離開家園。)

2. render v.

使得;使成為 (shi3 de2; shi3 cheng2 wei2)

例: Her tone of voice rendered the statement an insult.

(她的語調聽起來使人感到受辱。)

3. stateless adj.

無國籍的 (wu2 guo2 ji2 de5)

例: Many stateless refugees find it hard to make a living.

(許多無國籍難民感到謀生不易。)


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