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The Rohingyas need the help of the Burmese government, Aung San Suu Kyi and the outside world

THE political transformation in Myanmar this past year or more has so far seemed one of history’s more remarkable revolutions. It has seemed, indeed, to be a revolution without losers. The army, which brutalised the country for half a century, remains influential and unpunished. Political prisoners have been freed by the hundreds. The opposition and its heroine, Aung San Suu Kyi, have successfully entered mainstream politics.

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Rohingyas and the Democratization in Myanmar

We are again bombarded by photographs and news of renewed violence in Myanmar’s Arakan region (officially Rakhine state). Meanwhile, at the UN in New York, the delegates listened to the report of UN Human Rights Special Rapporteur for Myanmar Mr. Quintana. While recognizing the democratization efforts in the country, he underlined that it was vital for the Myanmar government and all concerned to prevent further violence, to defuse tensions between the Rakhine Buddhist and Rohingya Muslim communities, and to address the underlying causes of inter-communal unrest.

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NST: Rohingya appeal to world leaders

KUALA LUMPUR: Rohingya living in Malaysia have made a strong plea to world leaders to stop the ethnic cleansing of their countrymen in the Myanmar state of Arakan.

Read more: Rohingya appeal to world leaders – General – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/nation/general/rohingya-appeal-to-world-leaders-1.165974#ixzz2B8AvnDOC