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Myanmar's Rohingya crisis stirs regional protests

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi is coming under heavy international criticism for her reluctance to address alleged human rights abuses in Myanmar's Rakhine State. (Photo by Simon Roughneen)

JAKARTA -- The spiraling humanitarian crisis in Myanmar's western Rakhine State is prompting anger among Muslims across Asia.  Last week, thousands of protestors in several regional capitals slammed Myanmar's treatment of its Muslim Rohingya minority -- even going as far as labelling the country's de facto leader, a former political prisoner and now State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, as a "butcher" over the military's brutal crackdown in Muslim-dominated borderlands close to Bangladesh.

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