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Fear and isolation for Myanmar’s remaining Rohingya

Rohingya refugees are seen in Balukhali camp (Photo: Allison Joyce/Getty Images).

By: Sarwar Alam

By the twisted standards of Myanmar’s Rakhine state, Abdullah is one of its more fortunate Rohingya residents. The 34-year-old is alive, his village is intact and he is able to make a living — albeit a meagre one — in his homeland as a farmer. Abdullah’s Rohingya Muslim minority are disappearing fast from Myanmar. Some one million of them — around two-thirds of their entire stateless community — have been forced over the border to refugee camps in Bangladesh by successive waves of persecution. The latest has expelled some 700,000 Rohingya since August, when the army launched a campaign of…

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