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Religious leaders sign ‘peace agreement’ | DVB Multimedia Group

Prominent Buddhist monks signed a “peace agreement” with representatives of the Muslim and Christian communities on Tuesday in Rangoon, a symbolic move after more than a year of communal violence that has raged across the country. Buddhist monk Wirathu spearheads the nationalist “969? movement, which has been accused of spreading anti-Muslim sentiment and stirring the communal violence. For more on ...

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From Prison to Parliament: Burma Pro-Democracy Leader Aung San Suu Kyi Wins Seat in Landmark Vote | Democracy Now!

After more than 15 years in detention, Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won a seat in parliament, sparking scenes of jubilation among supporters. Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party had not participated in Burma’s politics since 1990, when it won a landslide victory in a general election but remained unrecognized by the military junta. We speak ...

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