Rakhine State

Both the Myanmar military and insurgents in Rakhine State may be guilty of gross human rights violations, the UN special rapporteur on Myanmar warned this week.
Aung San Suu Kyi once said: "It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it.”
And the government is building military bases and new villages in their place.
"Scenes of what occurred are just horrific," he said.
More than 600,000 persecuted Muslims have fled Myanmar in just two months.
It's the Trump administration's first show of support for the persecuted minority.
More than 200 villages have been burnt to the ground.
The Nobel Peace laureate’s remarks came in her first address to the nation since a military operation forced 410,000 Rohingya to flee the country.
“We’re terrified. We’ll starve soon and they’re threatening to burn down our houses,” one villager told Reuters.
The brutal crackdown on Myanmar’s Muslim minority is a reminder of ethnic violence in Rwanda and Bosnia.
The burning of villages and eradication of Rohingya communities might have more to do with development projects funded by China than with religious prejudice.
Finding a mechanism to prevent future tragedies like the Rwandan genocide and the unfolding disaster in Myanmar will be the real test for our civilization.
The largely Muslim ethnic group is being decimated in Myanmar. When will the world respond appropriately?
About 58,600 Rohingya have crossed into neighboring Bangladesh.
A UN report issued last month said Myanmar’s security forces have committed mass killings and gang rapes against Rohingya during their campaign against the insurgents.