Except for the Rohingyas, today Myanmar is holding a general election. 90 parties of the country are taking part in the November 8 election. But international media says that Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), is coming to power again. The party has been accused of sponsoring the Rohingya massacre.
In addition to the general election, states will hold simultaneous voting. There are 36 million voters in this election. 5 million of these people have become voters for the first time.
The BBC says that Suu Kyi has increased its popularity in Myanmar by speaking in favor of the Rohingya massacre. Gambia has already filed a lawsuit against Myanmar in the International Court for Genocide. According to The Diplomat, Suu Kyi’s popularity in Burmese politics has increased due to Myanmar’s support in the matter. However, various international organizations have already expressed doubts about the election.
The country’s so-called pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was released in November 2010 after long imprisonment. Suu Kyi, who won a landslide victory in the 2015 elections, is now trying to justify the atrocities against the Rohingya (). Not just Suu Kyi; Obviously, the attitude of the Myanmar army and all political parties is similar to the Rohingya massacre.
Unlike Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD), the main opposition party is the USDP, which is considered close to the country’s military. In a recent interview, USDP leader Yu Than The said that Myanmar has nothing to regret about the Rohingya.
In this election campaign, the USDP, against its rival NLD, is saying that the NLD has welcomed Bengali Muslims. In Myanmar, the term ‘Bengali Muslim’ is commonly used to refer to the Rohingya.
The international community has said the election opaque that there is a reason to keep millions of Muslims out of the process in northern Rakhine. Source: Al Jazeera, BBC