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Myanmar, ASEAN and the Rohingya Issue

Myanmar, ASEAN and the Rohingya Issue

Myanmar, ASEAN and the Rohingya Issue by Mathew Davies ASEAN here is not the problem; ASEAN is being used by Malaysia as a justification for solving the issue. Regional understandings about the value of ASEAN here are evolving — ASEAN is not becoming an actor that enforces its standards, but is becoming a tool for others to do that enforcing.– Davies http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/03/28/rohingya-a-threat-to-asean-stability/ The democratisation of Myanmar, culminating in the National League for Democracy’s assumption of power in early 2016, was meant to mark a step forward for the Rohingya. The hopes of the international community, Myanmar’s partners in ASEAN and the Rohingya themselves have been bitterly disappointed. The March 2017 Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar notes that the Muslims of Rakhine state had not benefited from ‘any improvem...

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