Miss Myanmar Stripped Of Title Over Video On Rohingya Issue

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| October 6 , 2017 , 18:56 IST

Miss Myanmar Shwe Eain Si was stripped of her title after she posted a video about the Rohingya Muslim controversy the country is going through right now.

In the graphic video, Miss Grand Myanmar accused the Myanmar militants of driving communal violence in the Rakhine state.

Myanmar's army was being accused of pursuing an ethnic purging effort against the Rohingya in the far west. The Muslim minority is apparently fleeing to neighbouring countries like Bangladesh and India since August 25.

Despite extreme worldwide criticism, Myanmar authorities have staunchly safeguarded their security operation as a lawful crackdown on Rohingya terrorists who assaulted police posts a month ago.

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The conflict led to the religious tensions inside Myanmar creating hatred towards Rohingya Muslims in the Buddhist nation.

In the video posted by Shwe Eain Si last week, she accused the Rohingya terrorists of guiding a "media campaign" tricking the world into thinking that "they are the oppressed".

The graphical video had screenshots of a video posted by the militant group, Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) and images of people with bloody faces and babies.

The firm which organised the beauty pageant, in a statement on Sunday said that Shwe Eain Si was stripped of her title for breaching the contract rules.

Although the statement did not mention the video, in a comment posted by the beauty queen on Tuesday, she claimed the accusations were "groundless".

In accordance to the complaint, she said, "failed to project a decent image of a pageant contestant".

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Her post read, "Yes, Shwe Eain Si made a video about the reign of terror brought about by the ARSA militants in Rakhine State, but that was hardly qualified as a failure to project a decent image of a pageant contestant."

Earlier in 2014, another Myanmar beauty queen was stripped of her title who was accused of dishonesty and bad behaviour, following which she fled to South Korea with her crown.