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Are Myanmar’s Hopes Fading?

May 13, 2013

Are Myanmar’s Hopes Fading? By AUNG ZAW Published: April 24, 2013 CHIANG MAI, Thailand

VICIOUS sectarian and ethnic violence has set back the fragile political reforms introduced in Myanmar last year. As tensions flare in the majority-Buddhist country that I and other exiles still call Burma, many fear that the deadly anti-Muslim riots are no accident but the product of an effort led by army hard-liners to thwart both the reforms and Myanmar’s opening to the world.