Myanmar Police Apologize for Mine Raid

In an unprecedented move, Burmese authorities have apologized to the Buddhist clergy a day after a pre-dawn raid on copper mine protesters that injured dozens of monks in central Burma. The mine, jointly owned by the military-owned Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Ltd and China’s Wan Bao Company, has become the latest flashpoint between the country’s newly awakened citizenry and a government that is attempting to feel its way gingerly toward liberalizing.

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