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Myanmar sends delegation to Malaysia over attacks on workers

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The Myanmar government has sent a delegation led by its deputy foreign minister to Malaysia to probe recent violence against non-Muslim Myanmar nationals working in Malaysia, a local daily said Wednesday.

A special delegation led by Zin Yaw and including Deputy Minister for Labor, Employment and Social Security Win Maw Tun left Yangon for Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday evening in a mission to talk Malaysian officials concerned into investigating "the recently occurred incidents on Myanmar migrant workers," the state-run New Light of Myanmar reported Wednesday.

A series of attacks targeting non-Muslim Myanmar citizens have been reported since May 30. The attacks have left at least six people dead and 12 injured, according to Myanmar media reports.

The attacks were reportedly by Myanmar Muslims of Bengali decent, also working in Malaysia, who were angered by clashes between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar in recent months.

Myanmar's national flag carrier is offering huge discounts on airfares to Myanmar citizens in Malaysia who wish to retune home after the reported incidents of violence there.

Myanmar Airways International announced it will start offering 50 percent discounts on Kuala Lumpur to Yangon flights to Myanmar nationals in Malaysia for one month from Wednesday, local papers reported.

The airline runs three flights a week between Myanmar's commercial capital Yangon and Kuala Lumpur.

==Kyodo

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