Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis

Myanmar has been drawing criticism from the international community over the past few weeks over its crackdown on Rohingya muslims in the country’s Rakhine state.

Myanmar’s de facto leader, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, will make an address to her nation in English tomorrow to respond to the crisis and criticism of her government.

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have already fled Myanmar, and the United Nations says the Burmese military’s violence against them could amount to ethnic cleansing.

Nic spoke to journalist Kayleigh Long, who’s worked for many years in Myanmar reporting on the plight of the Rohingya, about the origins of the crisis, and where to next for the country.

Image: Reuters

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