To international model Gigi Hadid. Your statement contains many false information.
1. There's no such ethnic group as Rohingya in our country. Even the ever so meticulous British never recorded such ethnic group in their colonial and administrative journals. The term Rohingya is simply referred to a movement that advocates citizenship for illegal Bangali immigrants. Therefore, the so called Rohingyas, or rather Bangalis, were never an indigenous people of Rakhine State, or any part of Myanmar.
2. She said "all" Rohingyas have left and, again, it's not true, as one can still see some such communities are still very much residing in Myanmar and some are still even migrating towards Myanmar from neighbouring Bangladesh, their native land.
3. The selective mentioning of the predicaments suffered by the so called Rohingyas is also irresponsible because it totally omitted the atrocities carried out by the armed sections of the Rohingya movement, such as RSO and ARSA. Government officers, as well as members of the Rakhine and Hindu communities have been killed, wounded and traumatised by them, and Ms. Hadid conveniently forgot to mention it. While I would appreciate her efforts of engaging in humanitarian and charitable works, I also find myself hard to see fairness since she chose the term Rohingya, that represents a movement that has all along been so much against peaceful coexistence of different communities.
It is an undeniable fact that the Rohingya movement has been attempting to get rid of Rakhine and Hindu communities from Rakhine State.
As an international celebrity, she should make sure her facts are true before she attempts to write something about it. Her accusations are categorically and vehemently denied.
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@askmott is an established documentary photographer based in Vietnam, who works for the New York Times. His series titled, Myanmar On the Surface, was shot over a period of years, throughout multiple assignments. Justin says about the project, "I selected these images as a representation of the colorful and cheerful perception of Myanmar that the ruling government wants the rest of the world to see, but a darker story remains beneath the surface.” See more from this project - link in bio.
Hpa-An, pronounced Pah-ann, isn’t modern at all, but that’s all part of the charm of the riverfront town. Dramatic limestone karst mountains encircle Hpa-An, many of which hold sacred importance to the native people here and are homes to ancient Buddhist caves and topped by Buddhist stupas.
This seemed to be a good place to start. A moment of reflection, introspection or just some time out in the middle of a hot dusty afternoon in Bagan, where time seems to stand still.