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Myanmar Buddhists find identity in numbers

Buddhist business owners display stickers with symbolic numbers to distinguish them from Muslim competitors.

Last Modified: 29 Apr 2013 10:13
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In a sign of growing religious divisions in Myanmar, some business owners are displaying stickers with symbolic numbers to distinguish themselves from their Muslim competitors.

The numbers 969 refer to verses in Buddhist scripture.

Some see the campaign as a call for violence in a country where the government has been accused by Human Rights Watch of pursuing a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims.

Al Jazeera's Caroline Malone reports.

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