» 04/05/2013, 00.00
INDONESIA - MYANMAR
Sumatra: eight dead and 15 wounded in clashes between Burmese Buddhists and Muslims
Violence, which took place in a refugee center, triggered by the discovery of incidents in recent weeks in Meikhtila. The victims were eight Burmese fishermen, the injured belong to the Rohingya minority. Jakarta raises alarm over unabated exodus of Muslims from Myanmar.
15/06/2012 MYANMAR - SWITZERLAND
As an apparent calm follows sectarian violence in Sittwe, Aung San Suu Kyi ponders the Rohingya issue
Rakhine State Border and Security Affairs Minister says the situation is "under control". Fears of renewed Buddhist-Muslim clashes persist. In Switzerland, opposition leader calls for the rule of law and greater border controls, but avoids talking about citizenship for Muslim minority. But for NLD spokesman, "The Rohingya are not our citizens."
05/08/2013 INDONESIA - MYANMAR
Jakarta: three injured in twin attack on Buddhist temple
So far no official claim for attack. It could be a response to the violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, a predominantly Buddhist country. Condemnation by the Minister for Religious Affairs: "The attack does not respect Ramadan, the holy month for Muslims."
Indonesia denies asylum to Rohingya survivors
The odyssey of hundreds of people who fled from Myanmar and landed in Thailand, where the army loaded them onto boats without motors and towed them onto the open sea to die. 193 survivors have arrived in Indonesia, which does not want them because they do not have the status of political refugees.
Kachin, Burmese Army raids rebel stronghold: thousands of refugees and humanitarian crisis
A group of local NGOs , including Christian and Catholic organizations, warn of a crisis in the State in northern Myanmar. In the last few days - in conjunction with the census - the fighting has intensified, at least 3 thousand people take flight. Part of the displaced have found refuge across the border in China. Appeals for a ceasefire and the resumption of peace talks.
Myanmar military clash with Kokang rebels, 16 soldiers killed and over a hundred wounded
The fighting took place in north-eastern Myanmar, along the border with China. The military told displaced people to return home. But people are afraid of retaliation and more violence. So far, it is unclear how many people have died or are wounded. Aid workers have been denied access to the area where fighting is taking place.
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