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Myanmar Buddhist-Muslim tension spreads to Indonesian camp

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Carter is on a three-day visit to Myanmar in support of the country's ongoing democratic transition, and to attempt to secure the release of more political prisoners.
Carter is on a three-day visit to Myanmar in support of the country's ongoing democratic transition, and to attempt to secure the release of more political prisoners. Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun

Former US president Jimmy Carter warned Friday that deadly religious violence in Myanmar was undermining the country's hard-won democratic reforms. At least 43 people were killed in Buddhist-Muslim unrest in central Myanmar last month. And on Friday a group of Myanmar Muslims killed eight Buddhists at an Indonesian detention centre. Jim Della Giacoma a south-east Asia non-profit project director discusses the tensions.

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