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Buddhist nationalist group threatens stability in Myanmar

Buddhist monks attend a June 4 event in Yangon to celebrate the third anniversary of Ma Ba Tha, an anti-Muslim Buddhist nationalist group.

YANGON -- An anti-Muslim Buddhist nationalist group in Myanmar is rapidly extending its influence, growing into a political force that could pose a serious challenge to the leadership of Aung San Suu Kyi.

The group, known as Ma Ba Tha, holds rallies that attract huge crowds, a sign that its message strongly appeals to many people in the country.

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