Rakhine state

1st Rohingya in Myanmar tests positive for virus

A Rohingya man in Myanmar tested positive for the novel coronavirus, authorities said on Thursday, the first confirmed case in the persecuted Muslim minority in the country’s western Rakhine state. The Rohingya man is being treated at a public hospital in Maungdaw, a town near Myanmar’s western border with neighboring[…]

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Myanmar urged to free Reuters journalists

A media watchdog has accused authorities in Myanmar of acts of intimidation against journalists, as it renewed a call for the “immediate and unconditional release” of two Reuters reporters arrested last week. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were taken into custody on December 12 after being invited to dine[…]

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Myanmar uses scorched earth tactics in Rakhine: report

Security forces and vigilante mobs in Myanmar are carrying out a scorched-earth policy in the majority-Muslim region of Rakhine State, burning down entire Rohingya villages and shooting at people as they try to flee, Amnesty International has said. According to new satellite imagery, fire-detection data, photographs and videos from the[…]

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Aung San Suu Kyi does not deserve the Nobel Peace Prize

“There are no more villages left, none at all.” The accounts of the systematic ethnic cleansing of Muslims in Myanmar, now effectively ruled by the world renowned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, are finally making it to the mainline news these days. “There are no more people[…]

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