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As Asean Nations Meet, Burma’s Religious Strife Reverberates

25 April 2013

Amid offers to help Burma in dealing with deadly sectarian conflicts that have plagued the country over the last year, Indonesian and Thai diplomats said on Wednesday that it was unclear whether the issue would be brought up during this week’s Asean Summit in Brunei, according to AP. A Burma diplomat, Aung Lynn, said the deadly sectarian attacks were a domestic issue that his government has been trying to resolve. Arakan State was shaken twice by anti-Muslim violence last year. In March, the deadly unrest spread for the first time to central Burma.

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