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Malaysia Warns Burma Immigrants Against Violence

13 June 2013

Malaysia’s government has warned immigrants from Burma not to restart sectarian clashes that recently killed four people. The fighting in several neighborhoods around Kuala Lumpur earlier this month triggered worries in Malaysia that tensions between Burma’s Buddhists and Muslim minority had spilled over to a country that hosts hundreds of thousands of Burma nationals. Malaysian Deputy Home Minister Wan Junaidi Jaafar says officials are holding 250 Burma citizens from a security sweep following the violence because they were found without valid immigration documents. Wan Junaidi said after a meeting with Burma’s deputy foreign minister in Malaysia on Thursday that Burma nationals working in Malaysia must respect the law.—AP