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Myanmar failing to stop spread of religious violence, UN envoy says

Dr Melissa Crouch speaks to The Guardian (19 May 2017) regarding the current state of Myanmar and it's escalated religious intolerance following the recent setencing of Governor Basuki 'Ahok' Tjahaja Purnama.

Melissa Crouch discussed an “intimidation campaign” that is currently under way in Yangon, saying that Nationalist protests have in the past shut down religious events.

“To question the validity of a religious building’s permit, or to make accusations about hiding illegal immigrants is just another way to unsettle and disrupt the Muslim community in Yangon,” she said. “To challenge any sense of belonging they still have, [and] to threaten them with the brand of ‘outsiders’.”

Read the full article here.