Asia Briefs: Police probe 'attacks' on Rohingya women

Police probe 'attacks' on Rohingya women

BANDA ACEH (Indonesia) • Indonesian police yesterday were investigating claims that several Rohingya women were sexually assaulted by local men outside a camp housing members of the Myanmar minority who arrived as migrants by boat.

The probe came a day after anger at the alleged attack sparked a mass walkout.

Hundreds of Rohingya, a Muslim group which has long suffered persecution in Buddhist majority Myanmar, have been languishing in the camp since May.


N. Korea threatens to scrap family reunions

SEOUL • North Korea has threatened to cancel a reunion for families separated by the Korean War, after "reckless" remarks by South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme and human rights record at the United Nations General Assembly.

Scrapping the October 20-26 event would effectively tear up an agreement the two Koreas reached in August to de-escalate tensions that had pushed them to the brink of armed conflict.


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