Drug trade obscures Myanmar’s Rakhine state violence

Myanmar's western border conflict risks morphing into a volatile mix of armed resistance and criminal activity, a situation that will further jeopardize the persecuted ethnic Rohingya minority

Yangon, May 18, 2017 4:00 PM (UTC+8)
A growing drug trade threatens to intensify violence in Myanmar's western Rakhine State. Photo: iStock
A growing drug trade threatens to intensify violence in Myanmar's western Rakhine State. Photo: iStock