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Myanmar’s top monks parry claims of anti-muslim Buddhist hardliners

AFP, July 13, 2016

YANGON, Myanmar -- The body representing Myanmar’s top monks has distanced itself from Buddhist hardliners behind an incendiary anti-Muslim campaign blamed for a surge in sectarian violence across the country.

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Funeral fo the late Sayadaw U Pandita


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Buddhist nationalist group threatens stability in Myanmar

by MOTOKAZU MATSUI, Nikkei Asian Review, June 29, 2016

YANGON, Myanmar -- An anti-Muslim Buddhist nationalist group in Myanmar is rapidly extending its influence, growing into a political force that could pose a serious challenge to the leadership of Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Thousands of Buddhist monks march in anti-Muslim protests in Myanmar’s restive Rakhine State

SCMP, 3 July, 2016

Yangon, Myanmar -- Myanmar’s bitterly-divided Rakhine State saw mass protests on Sunday as thousands of Buddhists, including monks, demonstrated in a show of opposition to a government edict referring to Muslim communities in the restive province, organisers said.

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Buddhist Mob Destroys Mosque in Myanmar

AFP, June 25, 2016

YANGON, Myanmar -- Scores of police have been deployed to guard a village in central Myanmar where religious tensions are running high after a Buddhist mob destroyed a mosque, authorities said Saturday.

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