‘Hidden Hands’ Behind Communal Violence in Myanmar – I told you so

By Dr. Habib Siddiqui

In a country that has been infested with the blight of unfathomable racism and bigotry for decades, rumors are enough to trigger communal riots. And if the press, priests, public servants and people’s representatives are all working in cahoots as a party to a very sinister program – which I have been calling a “national eliminationist project” – one does not have to be Einstein to understand the impact of such false rumors. And that is what happened to Mandalay in central Myanmar (formerly Burma) in July of last year when we witnessed anti-Muslim violence there. It was all part of a highly orchestrated criminal program with deep support at every level of the local and central government.
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Village admin officer demand for returning white card receipt

Maungdaw, Arakan State:  The village/block admin officers near the Maungdaw municipal areas are demanding money from the villagers for receipts who returned their white cards to the village/block admin office since April 1, according to Anu Meah from Maungdaw.

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