UN must act to stop human rights abuses in Myanmar

Ian Holliday says atrocities against minority Muslims are a blot on the nation’s progress

Last week generated three important perspectives on Myanmar’s evolving relationship with the wider world. In Brussels, the European Union lifted all sanctions apart from an export ban on arms. In New York, the International Crisis Group honoured President Thein Sein with its top peace award. In Bangkok, Human Rights Watch released a devastating report on ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state.

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