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Rohingya conflict dims Myanmar's business picture

The military's crackdown on minority Muslims is throwing a damper on investment

BANGKOK/YANGON In the shiny new shopping malls and trendy restaurants of Myanmar's commercial hub of Yangon there is no sense of the fear and mayhem gripping the country's western Rakhine State.

The only focus on what the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres labeled an emerging "humanitarian catastrophe" are headlines and lurid photos emblazoned across local newspapers about threats to the country from a new transnational "Bengali terrorist" organization.

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