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Why the media doesn’t cover Myanmar’s war against the Kachin as much as the Rohingya  Why Myanmar’s war against Kachin receives little attention
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Members of the Kachin ethnic group report increased violence from the Myanmar military Compared with Myanmar's Rohingya crisis, persecution of Christian Kachin group gets little press coverage
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<b>Myanmar is not consumed by civil war the same way as Syria, though the Southeast nation is perhaps more defined by it. For over 50 years, the predominately Buddhist Myanmar military has waged several separate wars against the many ethnic minorities native to the country. </b>  
<span style="font-weight: 400;">The multi-pronged, and seemingly never ending, war gained international attention 2017 when </span><a href="https://news.un.org/en/story/2017/11/637512-violence-drives-more-rohingyas-bangladesh-myanmar-pope-appeals-tolerance-un"><span style="font-weight: 400;">over 600,000 Rohingya</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, a Muslim minority, fled to Bangladesh to escape conditions akin to</span><a href="https://news.un.org/en/story/2017/09/564622-un-human-rights-chief-points-textbook-example-ethnic-cleansing-myanmar"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> ethnic cleansing</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, according to a top United Nations official. </span>  <strong>Many in the international community are aware of the persecution of the Myanmar ethnic group known as the Rohingya. The Myanmar government's war against the Muslim minority received international attention 2017 when <a href="https://news.un.org/en/story/2017/11/637512-violence-drives-more-rohingyas-bangladesh-myanmar-pope-appeals-tolerance-un">over 600,000 Rohingya </a>fled to Bangladesh to escape conditions akin to<a href="https://news.un.org/en/story/2017/09/564622-un-human-rights-chief-points-textbook-example-ethnic-cleansing-myanmar"> ethnic cleansing</a>, according to a top United Nations official.</strong>
<span style="font-weight: 400;">But the Rohingya are just an egregious example of ethnic persecution, a depressingly common and long-standing practice in the unusually diverse country formerly known as Burma. There over 100 ethnic minorities native to the Southeast Asian nation. Many have experienced similar levels of state violence as the Rohingya.</span> For more than 50 years, however, the predominately Buddhist Myanmar military has waged separate wars against many ethnic minorities native to the country. <span style="font-weight: 400;">More than 100 ethnic minorities are native to the Southeast Asian nation formerly known as Burma. Many have experienced similar levels of state violence as the Rohingya.</span>
<span style="font-weight: 400;">Despite <a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-16546688">transitioning to a quasi-democracy in 2011</a>, the Myanmar government and military is still dominated by the Burmese, a Buddhist ethnic group that represents roughly two-thirds of the country’s population.</span>  
<span style="font-weight: 400;">Now, it’s the Kachin who find themselves in the unfortunate, yet familiar, position of being targeted by the Myanmar military. Over 5,000 of the Baptist-Christian minority were displaced after the military launched a campaign near the Chinese border, according to the </span><a href="https://ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=23015&amp;LangID=E"><span style="font-weight: 400;">United Nations</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. Nsang Gum San, a Kachin activist living in the United States, says the recent escalation in violence shows that nothing has changed for his people since nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi assuming power, and the country transitioned to democracy. </span>  
  <span style="font-weight: 400;">Now, the country's Baptist-Christian minority known as the Kachin find themselves in the unfortunate, yet familiar, position of being targeted by the Myanmar military. According to a <a href="https://ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=23015&amp;LangID=E">United Nations report, </a>in April more than 5,000 Kachin were displaced after the military launched a campaign against them in traditional Kachin lands in the country's mountainous north near the Chinese border</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">. </span>
  <span style="font-weight: 400;">Nsang Gum San, a Kachin activist and leader in the global Kachin Alliance now living in the United States, said the recent escalation in violence shows nothing has changed for his people since Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi became State Counsellor (a position akin to a prime minister) in 2016. Despite <a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-16546688">transitioning to a quasi-democracy in 2011</a>, the Myanmar government and military are still dominated by the Burmese, a Buddhist ethnic group that represents roughly two-thirds of the country’s population.</span>
<span style="font-weight: 400;">“There are all of these multinational companies in Burma” says Gum San from his Maryland home, “However if we measure reform by having Starbucks… then we are definitely wrong. Because real reform doesn't mean carrying out things that were witnessed in the 19th century. These are crimes against humanity."</span>  <span style="font-weight: 400;">“There are all of these multinational companies in Burma,said Gum San from his Maryland home. “However, if we measure reform by having Starbucks … then we are definitely wrong. Because real reform doesn't mean carrying out things that were witnessed in the 19th century. These are crimes against humanity."</span>
  <h2>Little international attention</h2>
<span style="font-weight: 400;">The plight of the Kachin, like other ethnic minorities of Myanmar, has not received the same level of </span><a href="https://www.google.com/search?ei=uqMsW_WQMaeO5wKLkb_wDg&amp;q=rohingya+refugee+crisis&amp;oq=rohingya+refugee+crisis&amp;gs_l=psy-ab.3..0l5j0i7i30k1j0l4.822.822.0.1037.1.1.0.0.0.0.78.78.1.1.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..0.1.78....0.b-nZnCW2SXk"><span style="font-weight: 400;">international media attention</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> as the Rohingya crisis despite <a href="https://news.sky.com/story/uncovered-worrying-evidence-of-new-genocidal-campaign-in-myanmar-11395173">similar accounts </a>of the military targeting civilians and using rape as a weapon, </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> (Sky News). </span></i>  <span style="font-weight: 400;">Despite accounts of the military targeting civilians and using rape as a weapon, the <a href="https://news.sky.com/story/uncovered-worrying-evidence-of-new-genocidal-campaign-in-myanmar-11395173">plight of the Kachin</a>, like other ethnic minorities in Myanmar, hasn't received the same level of </span><a href="https://www.google.com/search?ei=uqMsW_WQMaeO5wKLkb_wDg&amp;q=rohingya+refugee+crisis&amp;oq=rohingya+refugee+crisis&amp;gs_l=psy-ab.3..0l5j0i7i30k1j0l4.822.822.0.1037.1.1.0.0.0.0.78.78.1.1.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..0.1.78....0.b-nZnCW2SXk"><span style="font-weight: 400;">international media attention</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> as the Rohingya crisis </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">(Sky News). </span></i>
<span style="font-weight: 400;">There are no definitive reasons why journalists have reported on the Rohingya more than the Kachin. Though scale of severity likely has a lot to do with the discrepancy. There were over 120 times the number of Rohingya refugees in 2017 compared to the recent displacement of ethnic. The</span><a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2017/10/19/asia/analysis-why-rohingya-are-worlds-most-persecuted-minority/3736/"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Rohingya are also denied citizenship</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, which blocks the group from receiving an education or moving freely about the country. </span>  <span style="font-weight: 400;">Why haven't international news organizations devoted as much attention to reporting on the Kachin as they have the Rohingya? Part of the reason may be due to the scale of the military operations. Rohingya refugees displaced by government actions outnumber Kachin refugees by more than 100 times. The Kachin are typically located in a remote, difficult to access part of the country. The</span><a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2017/10/19/asia/analysis-why-rohingya-are-worlds-most-persecuted-minority/3736/"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Rohingya have also been denied citizenship</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, which blocks the group from receiving an education or moving freely about the country. </span>
<span style="font-weight: 400;">Nsang Gum San, who is one of the leaders of the global Kachin Alliance, also attributes the lack of media attention to a lack of media access. Adjacent to communist China, the jungalous region of northern Myanmar is prime real estate for a government sponsored media blackout. </span>  <span style="font-weight: 400;">Gum San attributes the lack of media attention to official control of media access. Adjacent to communist China, the jungle region of northern Myanmar is prone to government-sponsored media blackouts. </span>
<span style="font-weight: 400;">“Journalists can report from Bangladesh, they can take photos and talk to refugees...you can not do reporting through the China border.” </span>  <span style="font-weight: 400;">“Journalists can report from Bangladesh, they can take photos and talk to refugees," he says. "You cannot do reporting through the China border.” </span>
<h2><b>Different histories of resistance</b></h2> <h2><b>Different histories of resistance</b></h2>
<span style="font-weight: 400;">The Rohingya recently developed an armed rebel group after decades without one. The </span><a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41160679"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army attacked police outposts</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> in August 2017, killing 12 people, to fight for the Rohingya to be recognized as an ethnic group. </span>  <span style="font-weight: 400;">After decades without a military, the Rohingya have recently developed an armed rebel group to fight for the Rohingya to be recognized as an ethnic group. The </span><a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41160679"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army attacked police outposts</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> in August 2017, killing 12 people. </span>
<span style="font-weight: 400;">However, if the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army is suppose to mimic how the Kachin defend themselves, it was an utter failure. The Burmese military was able to push back over 600,000 Rohingya in the span of three months. The ARSA currently controls no territory.</span>  <span style="font-weight: 400;">However, Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army operations have mostly ended in failure. In 2017, the Myanmar military was able to displace more than 600,000 Rohingya in a span of three months. The ARSA currently controls no territory.</span>
[caption id="attachment_74665" align="aligncenter" width="620"]<a href="https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/wikitribune-uploads-master/2018/06/12195759/800px-Kachin_Independence_Army_flag.svg_.png"><img class="size-medium wp-image-74665" src="https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/wikitribune-uploads-master/2018/06/12195759/800px-Kachin_Independence_Army_flag.svg_-620x349.png" alt="" width="620" height="349" /></a> Flag of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), an armed group representing the Kachin against the Burmese military. Image courtesy of "odder" from Wikicommons[/caption]  [caption id="attachment_74665" align="aligncenter" width="620"]<a href="https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/wikitribune-uploads-master/2018/06/12195759/800px-Kachin_Independence_Army_flag.svg_.png"><img class="size-medium wp-image-74665" src="https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/wikitribune-uploads-master/2018/06/12195759/800px-Kachin_Independence_Army_flag.svg_-620x349.png" alt="" width="620" height="349" /></a> Flag of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), an armed group representing the Kachin against the Myanmar military. Image courtesy of "odder" from Wikicommons[/caption]
<span style="font-weight: 400;">In contrast, the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) is considered one of the most formidable rebel armies in the country, and has </span><a href="https://www.rfa.org/english/news/myanmar/ethnic-army-tells-villagers-to-flee-isolated-area-of-myanmars-kachin-state-before-offensives-04052018161700.html"><span style="font-weight: 400;">secured territory</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> and a high level of political leverage through violent resistance. </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">(Radio Free Asia).</span></i>  <span style="font-weight: 400;">In contrast, the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) is considered one of the most formidable rebel armies in the country, and has </span><a href="https://www.rfa.org/english/news/myanmar/ethnic-army-tells-villagers-to-flee-isolated-area-of-myanmars-kachin-state-before-offensives-04052018161700.html"><span style="font-weight: 400;">secured territory</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> and a high level of political leverage through violent resistance </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">(Radio Free Asia).</span></i>
<span style="font-weight: 400;">Both the Rohingya and <a href="http://www.dvb.no/news/kachin-parties-denounce-terrorist-labelling-ethnic-militias/73055">Kachin</a> have been branded as “terrorists” by the military for their respective armed groups <em>(Democratic Voice of Burma).</em> But the concept of Rohingya violent resistance has attracted more national animosity from the Burmese ethnic majority compared to the Kachin, even though the Kachin are better armed.</span>  <span style="font-weight: 400;">Both the Rohingya and <a href="http://www.dvb.no/news/kachin-parties-denounce-terrorist-labelling-ethnic-militias/73055">Kachin</a> have been branded as “terrorists” by the Myanmar military for their respective armed groups <em>(Democratic Voice of Burma).</em> But the concept of Rohingya violent resistance has attracted more animosity from the Burmese ethnic majority compared with the Kachin, even though the Kachin are better armed.</span>
[caption id="attachment_75881" align="aligncenter" width="620"]<a href="https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/wikitribune-uploads-master/2018/06/22093730/irawaddy-cartoon-940x580.png"><img class="size-medium wp-image-75881" src="https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/wikitribune-uploads-master/2018/06/22093730/irawaddy-cartoon-940x580-620x383.png" alt="" width="620" height="383" /></a> Political Cartoon published in the Burmese newspaper, The Irrawaddy. "Boat People" refers to the those who said were Rohingya refugees escaping violence. Others in the line represent Shan, Kachin, Karen and other ethnic people.[/caption]  [caption id="attachment_75881" align="aligncenter" width="620"]<a href="https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/wikitribune-uploads-master/2018/06/22093730/irawaddy-cartoon-940x580.png"><img class="size-medium wp-image-75881" src="https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/wikitribune-uploads-master/2018/06/22093730/irawaddy-cartoon-940x580-620x383.png" alt="" width="620" height="383" /></a> Cartoon from Burmese newspaper, <em>The Irrawaddy.</em> "Boat People" refers to Rohingya refugees escaping violence. Others in the line represent Shan, Kachin, Karen, and other ethnic groups.[/caption]
<span style="font-weight: 400;">Anti-Muslim sentiment is palpable in predominately Buddhist Myanmar. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2017/11/25/asia/myanmar-buddhist-nationalism-mabatha/index.html">Buddhist nationalists</a> who preach for a homogenous society cite Muslims as an existential threat who are trying to become the majority in Myanmar <em>(CNN).</em> Even <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2017/11/29/asia/myanmar/avoiding-the-word-rohingya-is-a-common-diplomatic-concession/24114/">Pope Francis avoided</a> directly speaking on the Rohingya issue out of fear of the backlash when he visited the city of Yangon. </span>  
  <span style="font-weight: 400;">Anti-Muslim sentiment is strong in predominately Buddhist Myanmar. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2017/11/25/asia/myanmar-buddhist-nationalism-mabatha/index.html">Buddhist nationalists</a> who promote a homogenous society cite Muslims as an existential threat, claiming a Muslim plan to become the majority in Myanmar <em>(CNN).</em> </span>
  <span style="font-weight: 400;">Pressure to avoid dissent is palpable. Even <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2017/11/29/asia/myanmar/avoiding-the-word-rohingya-is-a-common-diplomatic-concession/24114/">Pope Francis avoided</a> directly speaking on the Rohingya issue, presumably out of fear of a backlash when he visited the city of Yangon. </span>
<h2><b>Four cuts: The same strategy</b></h2>  <h2><b>Four cuts: Same strategy</b></h2>
<span style="font-weight: 400;">The Kachin Independence Army poses one of the largest obstacles for the Burmese military campaign for national control, yet the military has no special strategy to take them down. The military employs the same strategy against the Kachin as they do with every other ethnic conflict. </span>  <span style="font-weight: 400;">The Kachin Independence Army poses one of the largest obstacles for the Burmese military campaign for national control, yet the military has no specialized strategy for defeating them. The military has so far employed the same strategy against the Kachin as it has in other ethnic conflicts. </span>
<span style="font-weight: 400;">Known as </span><a href="https://www.burmalink.org/background/burma/dynamics-of-ethnic-conflict/history-of-armed-opposition/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">“four cuts,”</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> the idea is to cut off food, funds, intelligence and recruits in areas where ethnic rebel groups operate. This almost always means targeting civilian populations, especially in rural areas, like the recent incident in Kachin State. </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">(Burma Link). </span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;">This scorched earth tactic is widely credited for the Myanmar military r</span><a href="http://www.atimes.com/article/four-cuts-strategy-deepens-myanmars-war-wounds/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">eclaiming ethnic-controlled territories</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> in Southern Myanmar. </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">(Asia Times). </span></i>  <span style="font-weight: 400;">Known as </span><a href="https://www.burmalink.org/background/burma/dynamics-of-ethnic-conflict/history-of-armed-opposition/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">“four cuts,”</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> the strategy calls for cutting off food, funds, intelligence, and recruits in areas where ethnic rebel groups operate. This almost always means targeting civilian populations, especially in rural areas, such as the recent incident in Kachin State </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">(Burma Link). </span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;">A "scorched earth" tactic there was widely cited as the reason the Myanmar military was able to </span><a href="http://www.atimes.com/article/four-cuts-strategy-deepens-myanmars-war-wounds/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">reclaim ethnic-controlled territories</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> in Southern Myanmar </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">(Asia Times). </span></i>
  <span style="font-weight: 400;">While the KIA is far from defeated, the Myanmar military's strategy is slowly producing results. </span>
<span style="font-weight: 400;">While the Kachin’s militia is a long ways from defeat, the strategy is slowly producing results. </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Christina Fink, professor at George Washington University, points to the military’s focus on cutting off </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">funds</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> as a particularly effective way of denigrating the KIA. </span><a href="https://www.rfa.org/english/news/myanmar/myanmar-army-wants-control-of-tanaing-mining-region-before-peace-talks-rebel-officer-01302018164150.html"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Radio Free Asia </span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">reported in January 2018 that the military has prioritized controlling mining operations in Kachin State, specifically jade, which are an essential source of revenue for the rebel army. </span>  <span style="font-weight: 400;">George Washington University professor Christina Fink said the military’s focus on cutting off </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">funds</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> is a particularly effective way of degrading the KIA. </span><a href="https://www.rfa.org/english/news/myanmar/myanmar-army-wants-control-of-tanaing-mining-region-before-peace-talks-rebel-officer-01302018164150.html"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Radio Free Asia </span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">reported in January 2018 the military has prioritized controlling mining operations in Kachin State, specifically targeting jade, an essential source of revenue for the rebel army. </span>
<span style="font-weight: 400;">As the fighting continues, prospects of diplomacy are slim. The KIA already took a chance in agreeing to a </span><a href="http://foreignpolicy.com/2013/11/29/ceasefire-capitalism/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">ceasefire in 1994</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, breaking away from alliances with other ethnic militias in order to make the deal. The Christian minority was disappointed when the military broke it in 2011. </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">(Foreign Policy). </span></i>  <span style="font-weight: 400;">As fighting continues, prospects for diplomacy appear slim. The KIA agreed to a </span><a href="http://foreignpolicy.com/2013/11/29/ceasefire-capitalism/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">ceasefire in 1994</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, breaking alliances with other ethnic militias to make the deal. The Christian minority was outraged when the military broke the agreement in 2011 </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">(Foreign Policy). </span></i>
<span style="font-weight: 400;">“The KIA is really bitter about what happened.. so they want more significant terms negotiated in the peace process if they are going to be part it. And the [military] hasn't been willing to agree to those.”</span>  <span style="font-weight: 400;">“The KIA is really bitter about what happened ... so they want more significant terms negotiated in the peace process if they are going to be part it," said Fink. "And the (military) hasn't been willing to agree to those.”</span>
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<h2>Further Reporting</h2> <h2>Further Reporting</h2>
<span style="font-weight: 400;"><a href="https://news.sky.com/story/uncovered-worrying-evidence-of-new-genocidal-campaign-in-myanmar-11395173">Sky News</a> reported on the predominately Baptist Christian minority and how they're fighting back against the Burmese military. WikiTribune community member <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/user/steve-merican/">Steve Merican</a> suggested we continue to report on this. </span>  <span style="font-weight: 400;"><a href="https://news.sky.com/story/uncovered-worrying-evidence-of-new-genocidal-campaign-in-myanmar-11395173">Sky News</a> reported on the predominately Baptist-Christian Kachin and how they're fighting the Myanmar military. <em>WikiTribune</em> community member <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/user/steve-merican/">Steve Merican</a> suggested we continue to report on the issue. </span>
<span style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>This WikiTribune story is dedicated to reporting on ethnic conflict in Myanmar.</strong> </span>  <span style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>This <em>WikiTribune</em> story is dedicated to reporting on ethnic conflict in Myanmar.</strong> </span>
<h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Story ideas</span></h2> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Story ideas</span></h2>
<ol> <ol>
<li>Who are the Kachin?</li>  
   <li>Who are the Kachin? How long have they been Christian?</li>
   <li>Why haven't international media covered the plight of the Kachin to the same degree as the Rohingya crisis?</li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Explain why some ethnic minorities of Myanmar have mixed feelings about media attention given to the Rohingya. </span></li>   <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Explain why some ethnic minorities in Myanmar have mixed feelings about media attention given to the Rohingya. </span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Why do some pro-democracy Burmese people hold hostile views toward ethnic minorities?</span></li>  <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Why do some pro-democracy Burmese people hold hostile views toward ethnic minorities?</span></li>
<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Why do the Kachin have a large army and the Rohingya do not?</span></li>  <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Why do the Kachin have a large army and the Rohingya do not?</span></li>
   <li>Who are the other ethnic minorities in Myanmar? Why is their situation similar or dissimilar to the Kachin?</li>
</ol> </ol>
<h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Previous WikiTribune stories</span></h2> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Previous WikiTribune stories</span></h2>
<ol> <ol>
<li><a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2017/11/21/myanmar/rohingya-refugees-reminded-of-military-persecution-40-years-ago/11337/">Rohingya crisis a replay of 'Operation Nagamin' from 40 years ago</a></li>  <li><a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2017/11/21/myanmar/rohingya-refugees-reminded-of-military-persecution-40-years-ago/11337/">Rohingya crisis a replay of 'Operation Nagamin' from 40 years ago</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2017/10/19/asia/analysis-why-rohingya-are-worlds-most-persecuted-minority/3736/">Why the Rohingya are the 'most persecuted minority' on earth </a></li>  <li><a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2017/10/19/asia/analysis-why-rohingya-are-worlds-most-persecuted-minority/3736/">Why the Rohingya are the 'most persecuted minority' on earth </a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/03/13/internet-tech/un-facebook-allowed-rohingya-muslim-hate-speech-to-spread/55000/">Facebook allowed hate speech to spread in Myanmar</a></li>  <li><a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/03/13/internet-tech/un-facebook-allowed-rohingya-muslim-hate-speech-to-spread/55000/">Facebook allowed hate speech to spread in Myanmar</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2017/11/29/asia/myanmar/avoiding-the-word-rohingya-is-a-common-diplomatic-concession/24114/">Avoiding the word 'Rohingya' is a diplomatic concession</a></li>  <li><a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2017/11/29/asia/myanmar/avoiding-the-word-rohingya-is-a-common-diplomatic-concession/24114/">Avoiding the word 'Rohingya' is a diplomatic concession</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/01/17/myanmar/bangladesh-and-myanmar-negotiate-repatriation-of-rohingya/39611/">Rohingya repatriation postponed (2017)</a></li>  <li><a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/01/17/myanmar/bangladesh-and-myanmar-negotiate-repatriation-of-rohingya/39611/">Rohingya repatriation postponed (2017)</a></li>
</ol> </ol>
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