American Words - Still Everywhere

“There is no such thing as Rohingya, It is fake news.” - U Kyaw San Hla: officer in Rakhine state security ministry. 

From a great interactive piece in the New York Times about the genocide currently being perpetrated against the Rohingyan Islamic minority in western Myanmar. It looks like the export of American language is alive and well 😕 [1]

Related reading:

An overview of who the Rohingya are and why they aren’t “fake news” and a call by The Economist hold the Myanmar government accountable at the International Criminal Court.

When I cross posted this on my Medium on 06/27/19 I added some reflection:

[1] This is an ongoing mess that has gotten a bit better but is still bad

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