Jakarta Bomb a Warning That Burma’s Muslim-Buddhist Conflict May Spread To The Region

Time.com, 7 Aug 2013
The attack on Ekayana is a grim warning that the Muslim-Buddhist conflict in Burma, officially known as Myanmar, may be spilling over into other parts of Asia. Official persecution of the Muslim Rohingya of western Burma, who are not recognized by the Burmese government as citizens, has driven tens of thousands to flee the country, mostly across the border to squalid camps in Bangladesh or on rickety boats to Malaysia and Indonesia. A violent pogrom in 2012 in the Burmese state of Rakhine, where Rohingya make up about 40% of the population, saw many more killed and displaced after clashes with the Buddhist majority. The bloodshed has now migrated to other parts of Burma, with terrifying reports of Muslim women and children being massacred, Muslim homes razed and, in some cases, Buddhist monks goading on frenzied mobs. Full story
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