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Commission says NGO staff did not disrespect Buddhist flag

Eleven Myanmar, 11 April 2014

Sittwe, Myanmar -- A government commission has said on Wednesday that a female aid worker for Malteser International did not intend to disrespect a Buddhist flag by removing it from her house.

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Ethnocentric Buddhism: A new theme in Burmese Buddhism

By DR PAUL FULLER, DVB, 5 April 2014

Yangon, Myanmar -- A new alliance is beginning to take shape in South and Southeast Asia with the news that the Bodu Bala Sena (Buddhist Power Force) has invited Wirathu, leader of the 969 movement in Burma, to visit them in Sri Lanka.

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Concern as Buddhist mobs target foreign aid groups in Myanmar

By Paul Armstrong, CNN, March 28, 2014

Sittwe, Myanmar -- The United States has expressed "deep concern" about mob violence reportedly targeting international NGOs operating in Myanmar's restive west.

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In Myanmar, a Buddhist ‘siege mentality’ at work?

by Kyaw San Wai, Today, March 5, 2014

Singapore -- Since religious violence erupted in western Myanmar in 2012 and subsequently spread to other parts, there has been a litany of analyses on the plight of the Rohingya and the underlying causes of the conflict. Regarding the causes, much emphasis is placed on the actions of nationalists and a controversial group of chauvinistic monks called the 969 Movement.

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Chinese Buddhist pictures exhibited in Myanmar

CNTV, Jan 8, 2014

Yangon, Myanmar -- A two-week Chinese Buddhist picture exhibition dubbed "Homage to the Buddha" has opened at Myanmar's famous Shwedagon Pagoda. The exhibition aims to enhance ties between the two countries' Buddhist circles and people.

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