may 28, 2012 - Catalyst to the Rakhine State Riots
Three Muslim youths robbed, raped and murdered an ethnic Rakhine woman when she was returning home. However, The government doctor who signed the post-mortem report said there was no trace of rape on the body. In addition, one of the accused actually was a Buddhist. Even so, this sparked off a deadly chain of events.
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Myanmar: A History of Discrimination