Former US president Jimmy Carter warned Friday that deadly religious violence in Myanmar was undermining the country's hard-won democratic reforms.
Former US president Jimmy Carter (C) visits the Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon on April 5, 2013. Carter headed to Myanmar and Nepal, hoping to find ways to encourage democracy in the two Asian nations, which are undergoing political transitions. Carter warned that deadly religious violence in Myanmar was undermining the country's hard-won democratic reforms.
At least 43 people were killed in Buddhist-Muslim unrest in central Myanmar last month, marring international optimism about the nation's emergence from decades of military rule.
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