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Muslim-owned telecoms firm 'boycott'

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YANGON – Anti-Muslim Myanmar nationalists led by Buddhist monks launched a boycott Saturday of a Qatari firm that plans to start providing mobile phone services in August. 

"We don't want to see more trouble in our land by giving profits to a Muslim company," said Pamaukha, a monk from the Magwe Monastery in Yangon who is leading the boycott campaign.

The predominantly Buddhist country has seen a rise in anti-Muslim sentiments since the military junta allowed elections and President Thein Sein took office 2011.

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