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Myanmar economy grows despite refugee crisis

China and other Asian partners invest despite human rights concerns

| Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos
Regardless of what the Western countries do, Myanmar's regional partners will likely continue to trade, invest and engage.   © Reuters

For people in the West, Myanmar appears to be a mess. Yet, for many in Asia, it still beckons as a land of opportunity.

Western media remain focused on the ethnic cleansing operation against the Muslim Rohingya community launched by the government's armed forces in the wake of sporadic attacks from late 2015 by a small group of Rohingya militants. The crisis has turned the weight of world opinion against Myanmar and its de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

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