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Nay Yan Oo: Sanctions will not help the Rohingya

Engagement, not punishment, is needed to resolve Myanmar's humanitarian crisis

Rohingya refugees carry their belongings along the bank of a river in Teknaf, Bangladesh, on Nov. 27 after arriving on an improvised raft.   © Reuters

As the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar's Rakhine state continues, advocates of sanctions are gaining ground in Washington and Brussels. The U.S. is preparing targeted sanctions against the Myanmar military in response to alleged atrocities committed against the Rohingya population. The European Union has already suspended invitations to senior Burmese military officers. Human rights organizations are calling for even tougher sanctions from the United Nations Security Council and concerned countries.

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