Former Rohingya MP arrested in Yangon stoking fears of escalation in attacks

A PROMINENT former Rohingya member of parliament has been arrested in the capital, sparking fears of an escalation of attacks on the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority. Aung Zaw Win was arrested at Yangon airport on Wednesday after on suspicion of financing Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), the Rohingya militant group blamed by the military for terrorist attacks in Rakhine State. Business man and former MP, Aung Zaw Win. Source: Twitter According to the Guardian, the property tycoon and former MP for the Union Solidarity and Development party remains in custody in Mingaladon police station where, despite being held for five days, he is yet to be questioned by police. SEE ALSO: Burmese army amass troops near Bangladesh border, Rohingya settlement The arrest has sparked concern that the military crackdown on the Rohingya community is now extending beyond Rakhine State and targeting those in Burma’s cities. “The government and military [is] sending...


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