Burma

Burma President Responds to Muslim-Buddhist Clashes, Won't Tolerate Extremism

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Myanmar(Burma) President Thein Sein says his reformist government will not tolerate religious extremism, following a wave of deadly Buddhist-Muslim violence in the former army-ruled nation.

At least 40 people have been killed and mosques burned in several towns in central Myanmar since a new eruption of sectarian strife on March 20, prompting the government to impose emergency rule and curfews in some areas.