March 27, 2013

Burma Briefing No. 20

Tensions are again rising in Rakhine State. Organisations and individuals are actively stirring up anti-Rohingya hatred, and there are fears that large scale violence could erupt again. The violence in Rangoon, and in Meiktila and surrounding areas in March 2013, has increased those fears.

However, some of those who claim to be friends of the Rohingya are actually doing their cause more harm than good. If they genuinely want to help the Rohingya, they should remember the ultimate goal is that both communities can live side by side in peace.

Burma Briefing No. 20 Tensions are again rising in Rakhine State. Organisations and individuals are actively stirring up anti-Rohingya hatred, and there are fears that large scale violence could erupt again. The violence in Rangoon, and in Meiktila and surrounding areas in March 2013, has increased those fears. However, some of those who claim to be friends of the Rohingya are actually doing their cause more harm than good. If they genuinely want to help the Rohingya, they should remember the ultimate goal is that both communities can live side by side in peace.

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