Conflicting claims over arson in Myanmar’s Rakhine

Myanmar officials have told journalists that the Rohingya set fire to their own houses before they fled from Rakhine state. On the other hand, Rohingya refugees say that the military and locals Buddhists are the ones who set their villages aflame.

by

    Myanmar officials have told journalists that Rohingya Muslims set fire to their own houses before they fled from Rakhine state.

    On the other hand, Rohingya refugees say that the military and locals Buddhists are the ones who set their villages aflame.

    Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports from Naypyidaw.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Meet the deported nurse aiding asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

    Meet the deported nurse helping refugees at the border

    Francisco 'Panchito' Olachea drives a beat-up ambulance around Nogales, taking care of those trying to get to the US.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.