Senior clerical council will pass judgment on ultranationalist U Wirathu after his sedition trial ends, Yangon religious affairs official says.
The military’s nearly $20,000 donation to Ma Ba Tha stands in direct opposition to decisions made by the state Sangha committee, the ministry said.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the legality of the appeal by the Buddha Dhamma Prahita Foundation, formerly known as Ma Ba Tha, for citizens to reject the government, and the significance
Successor organization to Ma Ba Tha accuses govt of failing the ‘country, race and religion’; ruling party spokesman says voters won’t be swayed by religious extremism.
Offering comes amid a vocal campaign by the group, which includes denouncing the govt over sedition case against firebrand fugitive monk U Wirathu.
After years of working with EAOs in the east, the Christian relief group run by an ex-U.S. marine has found a new mission in Rakhine; AA leader has ‘no objections’
Lawsuits mark government’s first legal move against nationalist campaign in support of U Wirathu, who is the subject of an arrest warrant and remains at large.
The government is finally getting serious about silencing U Wirathu’s hate speech; it must bring the fugitive to court without delay.
Warning comes amid Union govt’s bid to prosecute nationalist monk U Wirathu for sedition.
Police searching Mandalay, Yangon for U Wirathu after warrant issued under sedition law.
Clerical body had summoned U Wirathu for involvement in secular affairs due to his participation in Yangon rally.
Cases opened against 2 people involved in forced closure of 3 approved Muslim prayer sites in South Dagon.
Seventy-eight suspected rioters have been arrested, including three described as Sinhala Buddhists extremists investigated for similar crimes last year.
Hundreds of Pakistani Muslims fled the multi-ethnic port town of Negombo fearing for their safety after threats of revenge from locals.
Since President Xi Jinping took office six years ago, the government has tightened restrictions on religions seen as a challenge to the authority of the ruling Communist Party.