Tag: Rakhine

Seven ethnic Rakhine killed as Myanmar police fire on riot

Seven ethnic Rakhine killed as Myanmar police fire on riot

Seven ethnic Rakhine Buddhists died after Myanmar police opened fire on a crowd trying to seize a government office, officials said Wednesday, in fresh violence in a febrile state already scarred by ethnic and religious hatred. The incident unfurled as around 5,000 Buddhists gathered late Tuesday for a nationalist ceremony in Mrauk U, a town […]

January 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
Myanmar bans UN official as military finds mass grave in Rakhine

Myanmar bans UN official as military finds mass grave in Rakhine

Myanmar has banned a United Nations official investigating the ongoing crackdown in Rakhine State from the country, after claiming a previous report by her was biased and unfair, the UN said Wednesday. Yanghee Lee, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, was informed Wednesday all access to the country has been […]

December 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Myanmar government kills 1000 Rohingya Muslims in latest army crackdown

Myanmar government kills 1000 Rohingya Muslims in latest army crackdown

Over 1000 Rohingya Muslims have been systematically killed in a Myanmar army crackdown, according to two senior UN officials UN dealing with refugees fleeing the violence, suggesting the death toll has been a far greater than previously reported. United Nations officials, from two separate agencies working in Bangladesh, where nearly 70,000 Rohingya have fled in recent months, […]

February 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
About 50 dead as Myanmar ferry sinks in bad weather

About 50 dead as Myanmar ferry sinks in bad weather

Mar 14, – The boat had 209 people on board when it ran into high seas late on Friday on a voyage from the coastal town of Taunggok to Sittwe, capital of the west coast state of Rakhine, officials said. About 50 people were believed to have drowned off Myanmar when a ferry sank in […]

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