Myanmar ramps up troops and imposes curfews in violence-wracked Rakhine State

Myanmar is imposing new curfews and deploying another round of troops to Rakhine state, the government confirmed on Saturday, after the UN expressed alarm at reports of a military build-up in the region where authorities have been accused of widespread rights abuses.
News of the army battalion being flown into Rakhine this week to boost security was met with criticism from UN special rapporteur Yanghee Lee on Friday, who warned it was “cause for major concern”.
Rakhine has been…