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Myanmar Unrest

Rohingyas vs. Buddhists?

Nayan Chanda | Posted 05.12.2014 | World
Nayan Chanda

As Myanmar moves towards its much-awaited 2015 national elections, persecution of the Muslim minority -- Rohingyas -- is casting shadows on the prospect of restoring democracy in the country. Violence against, the destitute Rohingyas numbering less than a million in a country 52 million majority Buddhists, has brought international condemnation. Discrimination also risks arousing sectarian violence from Islamic groups with serious security implications for Myanmar and Southeast Asia. The nine bombs targeting Buddhist pilgrims in India's holiest Buddhist shrine Mahabodhi temple in Gaya on July 7, 2013 was perhaps the first such response to the Rohingya massacre but may not be the last.

Myanmar Government Must Take Action Against Violence

Religion News Service | Richard S. Ehrlich | Posted 08.30.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Buddhists are killing Muslims in Myanmar with impunity because the government failed to stop the attacks, New York-based Physicians for Human Ri...

8.8.88: Myanmar Begins To Cope 25 Years After Unrest

AP | YADANA HTUN and TIM SULLIVAN | Posted 08.09.2013 | World

YANGON, Myanmar -- Twenty-five years later, you can still see the fear in the eyes of the doctors – two young men carrying a schoolgirl, her blo...