This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the forced closure of a temporary Islamic prayer site in Yangon by a crowd of Buddhist nationalists.
Buddhist Nationalists gathered around and stormed into buildings lawfully hosting Ramadan services in South Dagon Township, shutting them down until further notice.
With an election looming, we can only expect their hate-mongering to intensify
At a rally in downtown Yangon, U Wirathu spoke against changes to the military-drafted Constitution and compared military parliamentarians to the Buddha.
Polls predict Modi’s party will just about achieve the parliamentary majority needed to rule.
Declaring a state of emergency or inserting more troops will not solve the root causes of the conflict.
March 11, 1975, saw the passing of U Thein Maung. His campaign to force Westerners to respect local customs by removing their shoes at Buddhist pagodas opened a new front in the nationalist
The ceremony went ahead despite written and spoken warnings against the continuation of the school project which is initiated by a nationalist monk notorious for his hate speech.