Monks Protest in Mandalay against OIC Office

Thousands of monks protested in Mandalay on Friday afternoon against the opening of an Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) office in Burma and the destruction of Buddhist monasteries in Cox’s Bazar in neighboring Bangladesh. Local residents told The Irrawaddy that monks from almost every monastery in the city took part in the protest. Demonstrations have been held throughout the week in various parts of Burma to oppose the opening of an OIC office in Sittwe, capital of Arakan State, where Muslims and Buddhists clashed earlier this year.

One Response to Monks Protest in Mandalay against OIC Office

  1. Why not? Allowing this organization will increase more energy for Rohingyas to do more harm. Why not UNHCR? Myanmar government must tell OIC to contribute money to UNHCR to help both the Arakanese and the Rohingyas. I support Burmese and Arakanese Buddhist Monks who stand up for the right stand. Government needs to listen because these monks are not seeking for office for themselves but to defend our land and our people from bullies. 

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