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Global criticism on Rohingya crisis dents western investment in Myanmar

Suu Kyi has been beset by international criticism for saying little about human rights abuses against the Rohingya

Reuters  |  Yangon/Hong Kong 

When officials from Myanmar's commercial capital Yangon toured six European countries in June, they were hoping to drum up investment in transport, energy and education. Instead, they were bombarded with questions about the country's treatment of the Rohingya Muslim minority, who have long complained of persecution by the Buddhist majority in the oil-rich, ethnically divided, western state of Rakhine. "In each of every country, that issue was always brought up," Hlaing Maw Oo, secretary of Yangon City Development Committee, told Reuters after the 16-day ...

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First Published: Fri, September 22 2017. 15:56 IST