Burma … Yes ‘Burma’ still has problems.

‘Textbook ethnic cleansing’ in Myanmar: UN

The top UN human rights official has denounced Myanmar’s “brutal security operation” against Muslim Rohingyas in Rakhine state, saying it is disproportionate to insurgent attacks carried out last month.

Communal tensions appeared to be rising across Myanmar on Monday after two weeks of violence in Rakhine state that have triggered an exodus of about 300,000 Rohingya Muslims, prompting the government to tighten security at Buddhist pagodas.

Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, addressing the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday, said more than 270,000 people had fled to Bangladesh, with more trapped on the border, amid reports of the burning of villages and extrajudicial killings.