The Wall Street Journal – “Myanmar Keeps Rohingya Muslims From Upstaging Summit”


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Myanmar sees the Rohingya as foreigners from neighboring Bangladesh, but the group says they have been living in Myanmar for generations. Left out from the country’s citizenship act, Rohingya Muslims are denied most rights including freedom of movement, living in deteriorating conditions since violent riots in 2012 in Rakhine state between Buddhists and Muslims pushed them out of their homes…

Romain Caillaud, managing director of the Myanmar branch of political consultants Vriens & Partners, said that the situation in Rakhine state is one in which “a number of Asean countries with Muslim majorities—Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei—are displeased.”