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Myanmar: Migrants Sought Jobs, Not Fleeing Persecution

Myanmar says thousands of people who fled the country were seeking better jobs elsewhere, not trying to escape persecution. Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin made the comment a day after officials brought to shore about 730 migrants and said they were verifying their nationalities before sending any citizens of Bangladesh home.   The U.N. says about half of the migrants who have come ashore in Southeast Asia in recent weeks are Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar, and...

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