YANGON - Myanmar's government has apologized for injuries, including serious burns, suffered last
month by monks and others when riot police cleared camps set up
to protest against evictions caused by the expansion of a copper
Minister of Religious Affairs Myint Maung made a formal
apology to 29 senior monks and said police regretted the
incident, state-owned television reported late on Friday.
Activists said at least 50 people had been injured when riot
police moved in at the Monywa mine in the northwest region of
Sagaing on Nov. 29. That included more than 20 Buddhist monks,
some with burns blamed on incendiary devices thrown by
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