Myanmar

Little sympathy for Rohingya in main-street Myanmar

Anti-Muslim Buddhist monks have helped fuel rampant racism and are now reaping dividents
While thousands of Rohingya have fled from violence and the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world is unfolding in Rakhine, another story is happening in other parts of Myanmar with no sympathy on the plight of Rohingya among the general population amid rising nationalism and anti-Muslim sentiment.

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Death toll from ethnic violence in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine has surpassed 100


SITTWE, Myanmar (AP) — The death toll from recent ethnic violence in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine has surpassed 100, an official said Friday, as the government warned that the strife risks harming the country's reputation as it seeks to install democratic rule.

Muslims flee Myanmar unrest as death toll rises

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A new wave of sectarian violence in western Myanmar has left five people dead and dozens injured in recent days, triggering another exodus of Muslims to emergency camps, officials said today.

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Muslim, Buddhist mob violence threatens new Myanmar

Yangon, June 11, 2012,

Northwest Myanmar was tense on Monday after sectarian violence engulfed its largest city at the weekend, with Reuters witnessing rival mobs of Muslims and Buddhists torching houses and police firing into the air to disperse crowds.

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