Stonemasons are re-carving 66 statues of Buddha, reportedly donated by powerful figures, that were removed from a monastery for violating Theravada Buddhist tradition.
A Naypyitaw monastery has been told to remove 66 Buddha statues that violate Theravada Buddhism and were apparently made in a bid to boost the wealth of powerful donors.
Saw David Lah faces up to three years in prison for arranging a series of religious gatherings in April blamed for spreading coronavirus to at least 80 people.
U Naw was ostracized for abandoning Buddhism for Christianity and he died in obscurity but his baptism is still marked annually, 201 years later.
One of the oldest structures in Yangon, the Norman Kyaung Kyi Htaik has been a place of learning—first for Christian missionaries and later for Buddhist monks—since 1852.
Buddhist, Muslim and Christian groups in Myanmar are facing legal cases for violating the
government’s ban on mass gatherings.
On this day in 1832, Edwin Arnold, who wrote the poem, “The Light of Asia”, was born. His poetry introduced many westerners to Buddhist philosophy.
A doctor has been sentenced to a year and nine months in jail for his Facebook posts criticizing monks who oppose the teaching of sex education in Myanmar schools.
The Yangon chief minister held a Buddhist gathering in breach of Myanmar’s COVID-19 measures, prompting an inquiry by the President’s Office and a lawsuit by a local resident.
On this day in 1902, Charles Henry Allan Bennett entered the Buddhist Order in Myanmar, becoming the first Buddhist missionary in Britain.
A Mandalay juvenile court ordered two Muslim boys not to violate restrictions again after they were arrested for attending a religious gathering in April.
Twelve Muslims in Mandalay have been imprisoned for three months after defying the coronavirus ban on gatherings.
Indonesia’s annual ‘mudik’ exodus to the countryside to mark the end of the Muslim fasting month, Ramadan, has been banned to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
In response to a rise in online commentary accusing certain groups of spreading COVID-19, the President has ordered state and regional governments to combat hate speech.
Myanmar has confirmed 17 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 111, more than half of which have been traced to religious gatherings in Yangon.