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Singapore Detains Myanmar Nationals Accused Of Backing Rakhine Insurgents

WorldNews Wednesday, 10 July 2019
Singapore Detains Myanmar Nationals Accused Of Backing Rakhine InsurgentsSingapore authorities said Wednesday they had arrested a group of Myanmar nationals accused of rallying support for armed violence against the Myanmar government, the South China Morning Post reported. The home ministry said in a statement the group had “organized and mobilized” some members of Singapore’s Myanmar community to support the Arakan Army (AA), an insurgent group fighting for greater autonomy in Rakhine and Chin states, and its political wing, the United League of Arakan. It added those found to be involved in “activities of security concern” would be deported. Rakhine state, also known as Arakan, came to global attention after about 730,000 Rohingya Muslims crossed into...
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