List of massacres in Myanmar

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The following is an incomplete list of massacres that have occurred in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma).

Name Date Location Deaths Perpetrators Victims
1930 Rangoon riots 1930 Rangoon (present-day Yangon) 120–200+ Bamar rioters Ethnic Indian dockworkers
Arakan massacres 1942 Arakan (present-day Rakhine State)
  • 20,000 Rakhines killed
  • 40,000+ Rohingyas killed[1]
Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims
Kalagong massacre 7 July 1945 Kalagong 600–1,000 Imperial Japanese Army Villagers of Kalagong
8888 Uprising and subsequent massacres 8–9 August 1988 nationwide 3,000–10,000[2][3][4] Tatmadaw Pro-democracy protesters
September military coup and massacres 18–19 September 1988 Rangoon Tatmadaw Burmese civilians and government officials
Depayin massacre 30 May 2003 Depayin 70 Supporters of the SPDC-led military junta Members of the National League for Democracy (NLD)
Saffron Revolution and massacre of monks September 2007 nationwide 13–31 SPDC-led military junta Buddhist monks
Kha Maung Seik massacre 25 August 2017 Kha Maung Seik 99[5] Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army Hindu villagers
Chut Pyin massacre 26 August 2017 Chut Pyin 130[6]–358[7] Myanmar Army and Rakhine villagers Rohingya villagers
Gu Dar Pyin massacre 27 August 2017 Gu Dar Pyin 10[8]–400+[9][10] Myanmar Army and Rakhine villagers Rohingya villagers
Maung Nu massacre 27 August 2017 Maung Nu 82 killed or missing[11] Myanmar Army Rohingya villagers
Tula Toli massacre 30 August 2017 Tula Toli (Min Gyi) est. 500+[12] Myanmar Army Rohingya villagers
Inn Din massacre 2 September 2017 Inn Din 10[13] Myanmar Army and Rakhine villagers Rohingya villagers


  1. ^ "Racism to Rohingya in Burma" (PDF). Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  2. ^ Ferrara (2003), pp. 313
  3. ^ Wintle (2007)
  4. ^ Fogarty, Phillipa (7 August 2008). Was Burma's 1988 uprising worth it? Archived 12 January 2009 at the Wayback Machine. BBC News.
  5. ^ "Myanmar: New evidence reveals Rohingya armed group massacred scores in Rakhine State".
  6. ^ Cochrane, Liam (1 September 2017). "Women, children feared among scores dead in Myanmar village 'massacre'". ABC News. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  7. ^ Emont, Jon; Mandhana, Niharika (11 May 2018). "'We'll Turn Your Village Into Soil': Survivors Recount One of Myanmar's Biggest Massacres". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  8. ^ Naing, Shoon Lei Win; Sterling, Toby (11 December 2019). "Suu Kyi tells U.N.'s top court charge of Rohingya genocide is 'misleading'". Reuters. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  9. ^ Klug, Foster. "AP finds evidence for graves, Rohingya massacre in Myanmar". AP News. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  10. ^ Blumberg, Antonia (1 February 2018). "Mass Graves Suggest Systematic Killing Of Rohingya In Myanmar". HuffPost Canada. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  11. ^ "Rohingyas describe bloody massacre at hands of Myanmar troops".
  12. ^ "There is no Rohingya left in Tulatoli". Dhaka Tribune. 9 September 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  13. ^ Lone, Wa; Oo, Kyaw Soe; Lewis, Simon; Slodkowski, Antoni. "Massacre in Myanmar: One grave for 10 Rohingya men". Reuters. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
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