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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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Burma celebrates Aung San Suu Kyi’s apparent landslide election victory | The Guardian

The streets of Rangoon echoed with cheers on Sunday after unofficial results indicated Aung San Suu Kyi had won a parliamentary seat in a landmark election that could see the Nobel laureate and former political prisoner take public office for the first time. “We won! We won!” chanted her supporters as they crowded the pavement in their thousands outside her ...

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