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Francis Khoo Thwe
Aung San Suu Kyi calls for more troops to quell violence between Burmese and Rohingya
The Nobel Prize winner wants a greater military presence in order to restore peace in Rakhine state. However, both government and opposition have failed to find a political solution to the crisis. Business interests appear to be behind the sectarian violence. Another boat carrying refugees sinks.
06/07/2017 11:06:00 MYANMAR
Sittwe, Buddhists attack Rohingya: one dead man and six injured
The 55-year-old Maung Nu killed. The attack arose from an argument over purchase of a boat. Myanmar considers Rohingya Muslims illegal immigrants from nearby Bangladesh. The worst clashes between Buddhists and Rohingya in Rakhine occurred in 2012. The Church's commitment to the dignity of people and "against all kinds of oppression."
16/11/2016 16:42:00 MYANMAR
As clashes and violence against Rohingya intensify, Card Bo calls for a stop to the war
Since October, Myanmar’s military killed at least 60 Muslims, preventing humanitarian aid and independent observers from entering the combat zone. For archbishop of Yangon, “Myanmar needs only one religion today: peace”.
06/04/2017 13:37:00 MYANMAR
Aung San Suu Kyi: No ethnic cleansing of Rohingya
Myanmar’s leader has rejected the charge of ethnic cleansing. “[T]here is a lot of hostility there,” she acknowledged. But “this divide we are trying to close up”. To her critics, she said “I’m just a politician. I’m not quite like Margaret Thatcher, no. But on the other hand I’m no Mother Teresa either.”
Rakhine: More than 100 dead in clashes between ethnic Burmese and Rohingya
Fighting between majority Buddhists and minority Muslims restarted on Sunday. So far, in addition to the dead, 72 people have been injured and some 2,000 homes set on fire. Myanmar president rails against manipulators who are behind the violence, pledges action by the military and the authorities to restore stability. Bangladesh tightens controls to stop refugees from reaching its coasts.
Rakhine: hundreds of civilians flee fighting between Burmese and Arakan forces
The state has been the scene of violence between Burmese Buddhists and Muslim Rohingya. At least 300 people hastily fled the village Pyingso, in western Myanmar. Activists denounce the lack of food and resources for displaced people. The government’s peace plan now appears in jeopardy.
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