Burma has rejected a U.S. State Department report listing it as a serious violator of religious freedoms.
In a press release Friday, the military government called it regrettable that the U.S. Department of State designated Burma, along with some other Asian nations, as a Country of Particular Concern.
The Seventh Annual International Religious Freedom Report was released on November eighth. In it, the State Department accused Burma of promoting Buddhism over other religions, adding that non-Buddhists often face government monitoring
In its response, Burma's junta said the report does not in any way reflect the true situation in Burma. It called allegations in the report baseless and politically motivated.