October 28th, 2012
04:58 AM ET

20,000 displaced in Myanmar as ethnic violence continues

More than 20,000 people were displaced in western Myanmar from the latest violence between Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Askok Nigam, said.

The clashes between the two ethnic groups has left at least 64 people dead and thousands of homes torched in the western state of Rakhine. What's behind the violence?

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  1. Rick

    Muslims cause trouble everywhere. Now they are killing peaceful Buddhists. Setting up Muslim free zones is the only way to ensure peace and non-violence.

    October 28, 2012 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  2. Eric

    Even in a relatively unknown country like Myanmar, there is a very well known problem – violence by Muslims on everyone else.

    October 28, 2012 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  3. Rascal Rabble

    you are already a bird...

    October 28, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |