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Chilling developments in Rohingya crisis put Suu Kyi in hot seat

Escalating violence, refugee flows threaten Myanmar icon's global standing

SITTWE, Myanmar Before dawn on Oct. 9, several hundred Muslim men gathered in northern Rakhine State to wage attacks on police posts near the border with Bangladesh. Armed with crude weapons and about 30 aging firearms, they raided three posts and made off with about 62 guns and considerable ammunition. Nine policemen and eight attackers were killed; two were captured.

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