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Malaysian Police Monitor Burma’s Political Situation

19 February 2014

Police in Malaysia say they are paying close attention to political developments in Burma after the attempted murder and murder of Burmese politicians in Kuala Lumpur earlier this month, reports the Malaysian daily The Star. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said on Tuesday that police would monitor the situation in Burma carefully to prevent clashes there between Buddhists and Muslims from spilling over into Malaysia. On Feb. 5, two ethnic Arakanese political leaders narrowly escaped death when a gunman fired several shots in their direction in a suspected assassination attempt. The night before the incident, 88 Generation activist Ko Aung Gyi, 43, was found dead in the trunk of a car in Kuala Lumpur.