Is ethnic Burma stable? The UN thinks so…

Oct 25, 2012 7:08PM UTC

The fierce rioting in Arakan state and ongoing fighting in Burma’s north suggest the country’s “ethnic problem” – namely, the apathy of the military (and evidently some Burmese) towards those not from the Burman majority – is far from being solved. The unrest over the weekend in several townships in Arakan state, where Buddhist and Muslim communities continue their savage attacks on one another, is the worst seen since rioting first broke out in June.