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MAR 25, 2013 - The Guardian

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Burma communal violence spreads

Fighting that led to dozens of deaths in Meikhtila is repeated in nearby towns as security forces struggle to exert controlA UN envoy has called for calm after visiting the Burmese city of Meikhtila, the seat of a bloody wave of fighting between Buddhists and Muslims that spread over the weekend into neighbouring communities.Burma's president, Thein Sein, has declared a state of emergency in the region and deployed army troops to Meikhtila. But even as soldiers were able to impose order there after several days of anarchy that saw armed Buddhists torch the city's Muslim quarters, unrest was ... Read More

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