Burma Burning: Over 70 dead in Myanmar sectarian violence Published: 21 June, 2012, 23:52

Burma Burning: Over 70 dead in Myanmar sectarian violence Published: 21 June, 2012, 23:52

While the world is giving standing ovations to Burma dissident Aung San Suu Kyi, sectarian violence in her home country is not abating – with over 70 lives taken this month.

Releasing Aung San Suu Kyi from years of house arrest and allowing her to join the parliament is only a gateway to Myanmar’s ambition to reshape itself into a “discipline-flourishing democracy.” President Thein Sein warns that the sectarian violence, raging in the west of the country since early June, could threaten reforms as the nation emerges from decades of military rule. Continue reading… 

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