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Myanmar military cracking down on religious groups in Yangon
The Myanmar military has prohibited Christian and Muslim groups in the city of Yangon from holding prayer meetings in private homes, according to a January 13 report from AsiaNews. The property owners of buildings rented by believers for their worship services were recently handed an order by officials of the Rangoon division Religious Affairs Department, demanding they prohibit these meetings or face the confiscation or closure of their property. Since the government rarely permits religious groups from owning or constructing places of worship, local Christians estimate that the majority of churches will be affected.

Source: The Persecution & Prayer Alert, a ministry of The Voice of the Martyrs, Canada, Mississauga, Ontario L5G 4L5/Canada