Spraying disinfectant at religious sites and donating supplies to religious leaders across Myanmar, the military pledged to cooperate with the government to tackle COVID-19.
The Mandalay government has told leaders of all faiths to only allow people to enter religious sites if they show a recent health certificate stating they don’t have COVID-19.
At a recent event to honor major donors to the welfare of Buddhism, the honorees—draped in gold and gems—made sure no one was in any doubt as to their staggering wealth.
Religious leaders of many faiths are turning to streaming technology to reach congregations as more and more countries ban public gatherings due to the coronavirus.
A gathering at a mosque in Kuala Lumpur in late February and early March appears to have been the source of hundreds of new coronavirus infections across Southeast Asia.
The Mon State parliament is calling on their state government to ban pilgrimages and tours to the famous Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus.
The leader of Myanmar’s Catholic community, Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, has called for the Constitution’s ban on voting by members of religious orders to be scrapped.
Former president U Thein Sein has told supporters to use their votes in the 2020 election to protect Myanmar and its military against foreign threats.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP concedes defeat in Jharkhand state election amid a deadly wave of protests against a new citizenship law deemed anti-Muslim.
In his Christmas address Saturday, Cardinal Charles Maung Bo called on the international community to understand Myanmar’s challenges around democracy and security.
Indian PM Modi denies citizenship law is anti-Muslim, leads rally in New Delhi as opposition protests turn deadly.
Protesters again take to the streets of Indian cities to rally against a new citizenship law seen as anti-Muslim; Karnataka state imposes curbs on public gatherings.
Churches of the Lahu and Kachin Baptist conventions have received permission from the United Wa State Army to reopen after the armed group ordered them closed last year.
History shows us that extreme nationalism breeds violence and misery; it must not be allowed to take root in Myanmar.
Indian police fire warnings shots and tear gas as protests against new citizenship law continue in New Delhi and West Bengal.