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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar Buddhists seek wider aid ban after MSF is barred from Rakhine

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sittwe Buddhist groups target others after ban on Medecins Sans Frontieres Aid lifeline under threat for Rakhine's Muslims For Muslim communities battling to exist in segregated camps in Rakhine state, aid groups provide a lifeline. But that work is now under threat from Buddhist nationalist campaigns that prompted the government to eject Medecins ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1439556/myanmar-buddhists-seek-wider-aid-ban-after-msf-barred-rakhine
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Fear of attacks keep Rohingya imprisoned in Rakhine capital Sittwe

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... The security forces outside the ghetto in the Rakhine state capital Sittwe are not there to stop its residents leaving- although few dare to anyway- but to protect them from Buddhist mobs after ... in fear for their lives. "Rakhines will attack us today," a man said at Friday prayers recently. That same evening groups of Rakhine Buddhists- who have also accused the Rohingya ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1065964/fear-attacks-keep-rohingya-imprisoned-rakhine-capital-sittwe
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Buddhists in Myanmar's Rakhine state hit back at Rohingya help

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sittwe, Myanmar Long oppressed under the junta, residents say world has unfairly sided with Rohingya Muslims amid recent sectarian tensions Rakhine Buddhists say theyhave been marginalised Disgruntled by international support for Muslim Rohingya in unrest-hit western Myanmar, ethnic Rakhine Buddhists are demanding recognition of their own plight and venting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1071359/buddhists-myanmars-rakhine-state-hit-back-rohingya-help
  4. News - Asia

    Buddhists in Rakhine stoking hatred of Rohingya, Myanmar's leader says

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Buddhists fan flames, president says Buddhist monks, politicians and other ethnic Rakhine figures are stoking hatred towards Muslim Rohingya in the country's west, plagued by sectarian violence, Myanmar's president warns in a report leaked yesterday. In an unvarnished assessment of the role of Buddhists in unrest in Rakhine state, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1022701/buddhists-rakhine-stoking-hatred-rohingya-myanmars-leader-says
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Chief minister forced out in Myanmar's strife-torn Rakhine state

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 10:42pm by AP

    ... Agencies in Yangon Head of violence-wracked region forced to retire as national religion minister also ousted Chief minister out in Myanmar's Rakhine state The chief minister of Myanmar's Rakhine state, which has been embroiled in sectarian violence, has retired and the country's religious affairs minister has been fired. An announcement signed by President Thein Sein ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1537176/chief-minister-forced-out-myanmars-strife-torn-rakhine-state
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    US envoy Power urges Myanmar action to stop Rakhine violence

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 11:32am by Reuters at the United Nations

    ... Reuters at the United Nations Samantha Power urges Yangon to prevent religious violence between Buddhists and stateless Muslim Rohingya in Rakhine state US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power on Thursday urged the Myanmar government to intervene in Rakhine State to stop violence between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims and ensure the delivery of humanitarian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1486737/us-envoy-power-urges-myanmar-action-stop-rakhine-violence
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's census at risk amid fresh unrest in ethnic powderkeg Rakhine

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:29pm by GDN

    ... aid groups in Rakhine. The unrest began late on Wednesday when hundreds of Buddhists massed around the offices of Germany-based medical aid group Malteser International in Sittwe, accusing ... for the first time. There are more than a million Rohingya in Myanmar, and 140,000 have lived in camps in Rakhine since ethnic riots and clashes with Buddhists nearly two years ago. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1459812/myanmars-census-risk-amid-fresh-unrest-ethnic-powderkeg-rakhine
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar Buddhist mobs attack foreign aid workers

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 11:38pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Buddhist mobs attack foreign aid workers Buddhist-led mobs tore through streets hurling stones at the offices and residences of international aid workers in Myanmar's western Rakhine state yesterday, prompting the evacuation of some staff members. There were no immediate indications anyone was hurt in the violence, which started in the state capital, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1458716/myanmar-buddhist-mobs-attack-foreign-aid-workers
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    False rape claim fuelled Buddhist-Muslim clashes in Mandalay, police say

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:40am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon False rape claim fuelled Mandalay clash, police say Myanmar's latest religious clashes began after a Buddhist woman was paid to make false rape claims against two Muslim brothers, state media reported yesterday. Two men- a Buddhist and a Muslim- died in riots in the country's second city Mandalay that flared on July 1 after social-media ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556892/false-rape-claim-fuelled-buddhist-muslim-clashes-mandalay-police-say
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    UN official in Myanmar appalled by conditions in Rohingya refugee camps

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:31am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Yangon Rohingya camps 'deplorable': UN envoy A senior UN official has warned of a growing polarisation between Buddhist and Muslim communities in Myanmar and said ... to the country and called on the government to tackle the inter-communal violence. Lee's itinerary included camps in the western state of Rakhine housing some 140,000 stateless Muslim Rohingya. She ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1560604/un-official-myanmar-appalled-conditions-rohingya-refugee-camps

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