Former Rohingya MP, Aung Zaw Win, arrested in Myanmar

Former Rohingya MP, Aung Zaw Win, arrested in Myanmar

Arrest seen as military sending signal to Rohingya community that they are under threat from further attacks

A former Rohingya MP has been arrested in Myanmar, in move that has been condemned as a further escalation of the attacks on the Rohingya community.

Aung Zaw Win, a major property tycoon and former MP for the Union Solidarity and Development party, was arrested at Yangon international airport on Wednesday as he was about to leave on a business trip to Bangkok.

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