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  1. News - Asia - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Human Rights Watch accuses Myanmar of ‘ethnic cleansing’

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 01:19pm by AFP

    ... displaced, denied access to humanitarian aid and are unable to return home, the group said. At least 180 people died in two outbreaks of Buddhist-Muslim violence in Rakhine since June last year, ... people were killed. In Rakhine, HRW accused government authorities of destroying mosques and conducting violent mass arrests, and said security forces “stood aside or assisted” Buddhists ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    UN says 22,000 displaced by Myanmar unrest

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 03:46pm by AFP

    ... of violence and arson that left dozens dead. Whole neighbourhoods were razed in last week’s clashes between Buddhists and Muslims in Rakhine state, which has cast a shadow over the country’s reforms ... areas,” he said, adding that a heightened security presence had prevented further clashes. “They are staying between Muslims and Rakhine people,” he said. Festering animosity between Buddhists ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar ‘to release’ prisoners ahead of Obama visit

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 11:39am by AFP

    ... for Myanmar with deadly communal violence between Buddhists and Muslims in western Rakhine State threatening to overshadow the changes that have taken place. Clashes in that region have claimed 180 ... Hillary Clinton said Wednesday in Perth. Clinton, who will accompany Obama next week to Myanmar, said the unrest between Rohingya Muslims and Buddhists would “of course” feature in Obama’s talks. ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Suu Kyi calls on US to lift Myanmar sanctions

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 11:40am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... backsliding, because there are forces that would take the country in the wrong direction if given the chance,” she said. Clinton also called for Myanmar to address tensions in Rakhine state, where recent violence between majority Buddhists and the Muslim Rohingya minority left scores dead and displaced tens of thousands of people. Suu Kyi, who is widely respected in Washington, has come ...

  5. Rohingya crisis a part of Myanmar's ethnic strife

    Posted Feb 09th 2009, 12:00am by Ian Holliday

    ... is the ethnic strife to which stateless Rohingya testify. For sure, this Muslim minority suffers more than most in a Buddhist-majority state. Treated harshly after the army seized power in 1962, the Rohingya were denied citizenship by passage of a 1982 nationality law. Today, 800,000 Rohingya are stateless in Myanmar's Rakhine state, 230,000 live illegally or as refugees across the border ...

  6. Wretched reality intrudes on idyll

    Posted Jan 18th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Morison

    ... Rohingya, who are Sunni Muslims. The Rohingya are mostly from Rakhine state in western Myanmar. They have suffered at the hands of that nation's junta since 1978, when a military operation ... to the Andaman coast, where Buddhists and Muslims live contentedly together, are remote. But the activities of the army have, for the first time, if inadvertently, connected tourism on the Andaman coast ...



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