Myanmar red alert

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

NAYPYITAW: Troops in Myanmar’s north-eastern Rakhine state were put on high alert yes­ter­day after nearly 200 Rakhine Bud­dhist vil­lagers fled the area after a re­cent spate of killings amid fears of fresh Ro­hingya in­sur­gent at­tacks.

Rakhine Chief Min­is­ter Nyi Pu and se­nior state gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials have “ur­gently” gone to the area. Bor­der guards in Bangladesh have also been put on alert.

Ro­hingya in­sur­gents at­tacked Myanmar bor­der posts in Oc­to­ber. A mil­i­tary crack­down fol­lowed with hundreds killed, more than 1 000 houses burnt and 75 000 Ro­hingya Mus­lims forced to flee to Bangladesh. – Reuters

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