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Muslim victims say Myanmar police aided attackers

Muslim victims say Myanmar police aided attackers

Oct 06, – Even as the president came to western Myanmar to urge an end to sectarian violence, security forces could not prevent Buddhist mobs from torching the homes of minority Muslims or hacking them to death, at times, unwittingly, even encouraging them. That has raised questions about the government’s ability to quench a virulent […]

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Myanmar Muslims hide amid deadly sectarian clashes

Myanmar Muslims hide amid deadly sectarian clashes

Oct 03, – The violence underscored the government’s failure to stop the unrest from spreading since it erupted last year, costing hundreds of people their lives and many thousands their homes. Tuesday’s unrest near the coastal town of Thandwe saw Buddhist mobs kill a 94-year-old woman and four other Muslims and burn dozens of homes. […]

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Rohingya Muslims sinks off Myanmar coast as storm nears

Rohingya Muslims sinks off Myanmar coast as storm nears

May 14, AP – The boat sank Monday night after it left Pauktaw township in Rakhine state as the passengers “were travelling to another camp ahead of the cyclone,” a spokeswoman for the UN office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said. The number of missing people is not yet known. The vessel was reportedly […]

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