Mon, Oct 29, 2012 - Page 5 News List

More than 22,000 displaced in Myanmar: UN

AFP, MINBYA, Myanmar

The stateless Rohingya, speaking a Bengali dialect similar to one in Bangladesh, have long been considered by the UN as one of the most persecuted minorities on the planet.

Bangladesh on Thursday mobilized extra patrols along its river border with Myanmar amid reports of dozens of boats carrying Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing the clashes.

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