19 February 2018
Concern is growing about possible terrorist attacks in Myanmar, and questions are being asked about the government’s ability to counter such threats.
Rohan Gunaratna, a security expert at Singapore’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, said IS operatives in the region were “determined to mount attacks both inside Myanmar and against Myanmar targets overseas”.
“The highest threat to Myanmar emanates from Islamic State networks,” Rohan said.
“The Rohingya conflict is emerging as one of the rallying issues for IS. At a strategic level, Myanmar should resolve the Rohingya conflict to prevent IS influence and expansion.”
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Last updated on 20/02/2018