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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 12:24 PM

8. If I had to guess

Last edited Sun Sep 30, 2012, 01:44 PM - Edit history (2)

I would assume the photo is a fig leaf excuse to generate poutrage in order to beat up on local Buddhists in retaliation for Buddhists beating up Muslims just next door in Myanmar.

Or is that too cynical?

‘Myanmar tensions could spill over’

NEW YORK (Sept 30, 2012): UN leader Ban Ki-moon warned that Muslim-Buddhist unrest in Myanmar's Rakhine state could hit the country's landmark reforms and spill across borders, a UN spokesman said.

Muslim leaders have made prominent calls at the UN General Assembly for action over the deadly unrest which Ban raised in talks with Myanmar's President Thein Sein and the head of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Thein Sein, who has embarked on fast-paced reforms in Myanmar, promised Ban he would tackle fallout from the unrest, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said.

But Ban later told Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, secretary general of the 57-nation OIC, the Rakhine troubles must be "treated carefully because of the potential wider implications of the Rakhine issue on the overall reform process in Myanmar as well as on other countries."

http://www.thesundaily.my/news/503206

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