An activist says the reason why Western mainstream media is silent on the plight of the Rohingya Muslims is that the West is more interested in working with the government of Myanmar in order to benefit from the natural resources of the country rather than caring about the lives of the people there.
“I guess they have different interests. They are interested in more of the government and the military because they get to make money, they get to do business, they get their piece of pie, they get everything they want. Why would they want to go against the people that they are benefiting from,” Myra Dahgaypaw, member of the US Campaign for Burma told Press TV in an interview on Saturday.
“But the people on the ground, people who are suffering, they are suffering and they have to flee for their lives. So the life of the people does not seem to be as valuable as the wealth that they can get out of the country,” she added.