Myanmar's Rohingya Persecution Hangs Over ASEAN Summit
Myanmar is hosting the ASEAN summit this week, but the emerging democracy continues to oppress its Rohingya ethnicity on a shocking scale.By Matt Picht | November 9, 2014
This week marks the 25th formal summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN. Regional heads of state will gather in Myanmar to discuss recent territorial conflicts and trade agreements.
But there's one issue that’s fallen by the wayside of the conference, and of the media in general — Myanmar's ongoing oppression of the Rohingya people.
A Muslim minority group, the Rohingya have been persecuted in earnest since sectarian violence exploded in the country’s Rakhine state in 2012.