Uneasy calm in Myanmar’s Rakhine

More than 30,000 people, both Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims, have fled their homes to escape communal violence.


Myanmar’s government says 50 people have been killed in two weeks of fighting between Buddhists and Muslims in the western state of Rakhine.

While there has long been tension between the ethnic Buddhist Rakhines and the Muslim Rohingyas, regarded as
illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, the recent clashes began when a Buddhist woman was raped and murdered, allegedly by three Muslim men.

With no near end in sight, more than 30,000 people have now fled their homes to escape the violence.

Al Jazeera’s Dominic Kane reports.

Source: Al Jazeera

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