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'Chaos' unavoidable on Myanmar's democratic path

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A degree of "chaos" is inevitable as Myanmar undergoes a transition to democracy, President Thein Sein's spokesman told AFP, appealing for unity in the wake of deadly religious violence. 

At least 43 people were killed while mosques and homes were destroyed in Buddhist-Muslim unrest in central Myanmar last month, casting a shadow over widely praised political reforms.

Presidential spokesman Ye Htut conceded the end of decades of authoritarian military rule two years ago had laid bare sectarian fault lines in the ethnically diverse nation formerly known as Burma.

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