November 2, 2012
Ethnic Violence Imperils Burma Reform
Brian McCartan, Asia Times
Renewed violence in Myanmar's western Rakhine State threatens to spread across the country as rising sentiment against ethnic Rohingyas becomes more generally anti-Muslim. Surging Buddhist versus Muslim violence underscores the urgent need for reforms related to ethnic minorities and the rule of law, issues that were neglected or exploited for political gain during the era of direct military rule.
TAGGED: Rohingya, Rakhine, Myanmar, Burma