Shots of Shwe Eain Si speaking to the camera were interspersed with graphic images of people with bloody gashes across their faces, nude babies and screenshots from videos posted by the militant group, known as ARSA (Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army).On Sunday the firm behind the beauty pageant announced Shwe Eain Si had been stripped of her title for breaching contract rules, in a statement that did not mention the video on Rakhine.In the late summer, he called for solidarity with the Rohingya, condemning “the persecution of our Rohingya brothers,” who were being “tortured and killed, simply because they uphold their Muslim faith.”It is certain that the Myanmar government made it clear that it would not welcome any such talk during the papal visit.Further complicating matters, the leadership of the local Catholic population, also a small minority, has publicly pleaded with Pope Francis not to use the term “Rohingya” while in Myanmar.Some original prices may not have been in effect for the past 90 days or in all areas. Yangon: A Myanmar beauty queen says she was stripped of her pageant title after posting a graphic video accusing Muslim Rohingya militants of driving communal violence in Rakhine state, a conflict fraught with controversy in the mainly Buddhist country.Worldwide condemnation has rained down on Myanmar for this brutal religious persecution and ethnic expulsion. Now she is decried for not stopping the persecution of the Rohingya.
For generations the Rohingya have been treated as a foreign element within Myanmar; even to mention their name and acknowledge their existence is considered provocative.
The conflict has curdled religious tensions inside Myanmar, fanning Buddhist nationalism and a hatred against the Rohingya that has been steeping for years.
In a video posted on her Facebook last week, Miss Grand Myanmar Shwe Eain Si accused the Rohingya militants of leading a "media campaign" to trick the world into thinking "they are the oppressed".
In recent months, Myanmar’s military has been driving the Rohingya out, with more than 600,000 refugees now in Bangladesh.
It is almost the definition of wretched affliction to seek refuge in Bangladesh, itself a country of massive destitution. Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi was added to the ranks of those liberation leaders honoured with the Nobel Peace Prize, alongside Lech Walesa of Poland, Nelson Mandela of South Africa, Carlos Belo of East Timor.