Published: May 29, 2019
Yangon - An ultra-nationalist monk dubbed the "Buddhist Bin Laden" for his anti-Muslim vitriol has been summoned for reprimand by Myanmar's top religious council, as police pursue him on charges of stirring up unrest.
Published: Sep 18, 2018
Yangon - Russian social media site VKontakte (VK) has followed Facebook by banning Myanmar's army chief and a nationalist monk known for stirring up Islamophobia in a country condemned globally for the treatment of its Rohingya Muslims.
Published: Mar 12, 2017
The Ministry of Religion and Culture announced on March 11 that it would take action if the nationalist monk U Wirathu made remarks on social or traditional media criticising the one-year preaching ban issued by the Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee. The government-appointed body of high-ranking monks oversees and regulates the Myanmar's sangha or Buddhist clergy.