News Exercise #251


1. what adjectives did the reporter use to describe the Rohingya people’s situation?
2. How did one (female) speaker explain the importance of dealing with these charges?
3. What has Aung San Suu Kyi been accused of with regard to this?
4. What has the Myanmar army claimed they had been doing?

Answers:
1. what adjectives did the reporter use to describe the Rohingya people’s situation?
Bereaved, uprooted, lost
2. How did one (female) speaker explain the importance of dealing with these charges?
She said that it wasn’t only about justice for the victims but that it would also deter future activity. She said that if we allowed this to go without any kind of sanction then every army in the world would think they could do this.
3. What has Aung San Suu Kyi been accused of with regard to this?
She has been accused of failing to use her moral authority to prevent the violence, and that by ignoring the plight of the Rohingya, her government made it easier for the crimes to be carried out.
4. What has the Myanmar army claimed they had been doing?
They claim that they were just clearing out militants.

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