Myanmar: Growing relations with West at risk over Rohingya crisis

With rising criticism from the West over the treatment of the Rohingya in Rakhine State, Aung San Suu Kyi's government appears to have turned toward Russia and China.

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    Myanmar's economic prospects with the West are at risk, following mounting international criticism over its handling of the Rohingya crisis.

    Last week, a top US diplomat quit the government's advisory panel after a heated exchange with Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

    Bill Richardson's departure shows how Aung San Suu Kyi appears to be pushing away critics - and relying on old allies for support.

    Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler reports from Yangon.


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