Rohingya Muslim villagers cut off from food and threatened by Buddhist neighbours in Burma’s violence-wracked Arakan State received their first substantial food supplies in months on Wednesday after international pressure on the government to help.
A judge has sentenced a Rangoon resident to eight days in jail for public disorder after he entered a residential neighborhood and threatened to kill all Muslims in the vicinity.
“The government of Myanmar shall be made to taste what our Muslim brothers have tasted,” said the group.
At least 21 villages around Burma have declared themselves “no-go zones” for Muslims, report says.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has sent his foreign minister to Burma to urge its government to halt violence against Rohingya Muslims, he said on Sunday after a petrol bomb was thrown at the Burmese Embassy in Jakarta.
Burma’s government said it has evacuated at least 4,000 non-Muslim villagers amid ongoing clashes in northwestern Arakan State, as thousands more Rohingya Muslims sought to flee across the border to Bangladesh on Sunday.