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Burma Denies Reports of Violence Against Muslims

Burma, also known as Myanmar, has denied a report that security forces and a Buddhist mob attacked ethnic Rohingya Muslims this week, leaving up to 60 people dead in western Rakhine state. Presidential spokesman Ye Htut told VOA's Burmese service Friday that he has personally checked into the story, which was first reported by the Associated Press. "I saw this story on AP and have been in contact myself with the deputy minister for internal affairs, the local police chief and the...

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