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UN chief expresses concerns over “Buddhist extremism”

“In both Myanmar and Sri Lanka, I am concerned that Buddhist communities are being swept up by a rising tide of extremist sentiment against other groups,” United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon said on Friday. He said that in Myanmar, it “is critical to resolve the issue of status and citizenship of the minority Muslim community in Rakhine State, commonly …

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Impose economic and diplomatic sanctions against Myanmar: ASEAN lawmakers

Asean should impose economic and diplomatic sanctions against Myanmar for ignoring calls to commit to free and fair elections, a group of Asean lawmakers said Wednesday. Myanmar should also be immediately suspended from Asean and its expulsion considered, the parliamentarians urged in a petition to government leaders gathering for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations annual summit this week in …

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