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Buddhist Hardliners

Myanmar Buddhists boo ex-UN chief Kofi Annan on peace mission

SITTWE, MYANMAR: Hundreds of Buddhist hardliners booed former UN chief Kofi Annan as he arrived in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state on Tuesday to probe religious conflict that has displaced tens of thousands of Muslim Rohingya. Annan has been tasked by the leader of Myanmar's new government Aung San Suu Kyi with finding ways to heal wounds in the bitterly divided and poor western state. Rakhine, which borders Bangladesh, has been scarred since 2012 by bouts of communal violence between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and a…