Rohingyan ethnic groups, 1m rohingyas became a stateless

Refugee Crisis

Rohingyans are a muslim minority in a
majority Buddhist country, are said to be among the world’s most
persecuted minorities

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Rohingyans lineage
can be traced back to 15th century burma, but the government claims that
they are illegal immigrants
Excluded from the
1982 citizenship act recognizing 135 ethnic groups, 1m rohingyas became a
stateless people

Military has been killing and raping the
rohingya and set their villages on fire, and has been regarded as a ”
textbook example of ethnic cleansing” by the UN
Violence has torn through western
Myanmar’s Rakhine state since Aug 2017, leaving hundreds dead and driving
more than 410,000 of the Rohingya minority from Myanmar into neighbouring
countries Bangladesh, China and Malaysia
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Sept
19 2017 condemned all human rights violations in the Rakhine state even as
she said that her country does not fear international scrutiny on the
Rohingya crisis, and said that anyone responsible for abuses in the
Rakhine state would face the law.
The 72-year-old Noble laureate had come
under intense criticism for previously staying silent on the military
Still, persecution of rohingyans
continue as the military most recently planted landmines along the
myanmar-bangladesh border to prevent them from returning

Marawi Siege

5-month-long armed conflict in Marawi,
that started on 23 May 2017, between Philippine government security forces
and militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
About 400 militants linked to the
Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terror group overran and occupied
Marawi, with the objective of raising an ISIL flag declaring a provincial
ISIL territory (wilayat) in Lanao del Sur.
On 17 October 2017, the day after the
deaths of militant leaders Omar Maute and Isnilon Hapilon, President
Duterte declared Marawi was “liberated from terrorist
influence”. Then on 23 October 2017, the Defense Secretary announced
that the five-month battle against the terrorists in Marawi had finally

Defence Minister Ng
Eng Hen said, if the situation was allowed to even escalate or entrench,
it would pose decades of problems for Asean cities and interests of other
countries within Asean. If not addressed adequately, it can prove a
pulling ground for would-be jihadists who can launch attacks from there
Spectre of terrorism
in the Asean region has become more real and multi-dimensional