Unrest raises stakes for tourist industry

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Poi
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Unrest raises stakes for tourist industry

Post by Poi » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:29 pm

Recent anti-Muslim bloodshed close to Myanmar’s most popular tourist beach raises the stakes for an industry dependent on the former pariah state’s fluid transition to democracy.

Several days of tension spilled into bloodshed on Tuesday in the western state of Rakhine, where Buddhist mobs killed six Muslims and burned dozens of homes in the latest outburst of violence in the strife-torn region.

The riots occurred just a few kilometres from Ngapali beach, the country’s remote and beautiful major resort, where the tourist season is just getting back into action after the monsoon.

Full Story: South China Morning Post

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