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Myanmar denies using white phosphorous against mine protest

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Myanmar has dismissed an report that alleges security forces used white phosphorus in a crackdown on a copper mine protest last year. Dozens of people were injured at the Chinese-operated mine in the northern part of the country, according to the report written by Myanmar and US-based lawyers. Presidential spokesperson Ye Htut said on Saturday he would not disccuss the report, saying the government will recognise a separate parliamentary probe being conducted by opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Mark Farmaner, a long-time observer of Myanmar, discusses the report.

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