The lifting of the state of emergency in Arakan State has been welcomed as a positive sign, but it leaves many issues unresolved.
Twelve Muslim men were sentenced to five years jail time for alleged links to the ‘Myanmar Muslim Army’ — the existence of which has been called into doubt.
Burma on Thursday rejected the inclusion of talks on the country’s Rohingya minority at the first meeting of South-East Asian foreign ministers to be hosted by the once pariah state.
A curfew has been issued in Arakan state’s Sandoway after a Buddhist mob set fire to Muslim homes on Sunday, following the alleged sexual assault of a woman by two…
The UN special envoy visited Meikhtila on Sunday to assess the situation. Vijay Nambiar said the people should see the violence as a criminal act, not a major communal problem.