JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -
Muslims have begun fasting for the start of the Ramadan holy month in
Indonesia, Malaysia and elsewhere around Asia, but the somber occasion
was marred in Buddhist-dominated Thailand by two bomb blasts that killed
one person and injured seven.
The Muhammadiyah group,
Indonesia's second-largest Muslim organization, told its 30 million
followers that Ramadan starts Friday. The government, however, declared
the official start as Saturday, when most of the remaining 190 million
Indonesians began the dawn-to-dusk fast.
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