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  1. Rohingya Muslims Still Face Oppression in Democratized Myanmar

    Multinational corporations are flocking to Myanmar, which has “opened up to democracy” after two decades of military rule. But democracy has little value for the Rohingya, an oppressed ethnic minority, who are not even recognized as citizens. A year and a half ago, violence broke out between Burman Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State, and nearly 150,000 Rohingya were driven from their homes and into inadequate displacement camps. Violence has continued since then, with reports suggesting that several Rohingya were killed in western Myanmar this week.

    Source: Roads and Kingdoms, Time

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