“Whether the Ma Ba Tha continues or ceases to exist depends entirely on the policies of the NLD government,” said Nandar Hla Myint.
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Advocates of interfaith harmony say a renaming of the hardline Buddhist nationalist group Ma Ba Tha, and plans to formally inject its ideology into Burma’s political sphere, will do little to staunch — and may even exacerbate — the underlying religious intolerance that the organisation has been accused of fomenting.
Deposed religious affairs minister Hsan Hsint has had a sedition charge added to legal proceedings filed against him by the government.
Deposed Religious Affairs Minister Hsan Hsint appeared in court on Thursday to face a hearing for his forthcoming trial following charges for misappropriation of state funds.
Monks and staff residing at the Mahasantisukha Monastery are accused of violating religious property law and will face charges, the Ministry of Religious Affairs warned in a press conference on Wednesday.
Religious leaders pledge to cooperate with each other to stop communal violence.
Ashin Pyinyar Thiha, who met with Secretary Clinton last month, told he must leave his monastery in Rangoon by state-formed Sangha Committee
Sep 9, 2008 (DVB), Two travelling fortune-tellers have been jailed for seven years by a court in Salin, Magwe Division, without having access to lawyers, for allegedly sexually assaulting a[…]
Sep 5, 2008 (DVB), A directive has been sent by the state Sangha Maha Nayaka committee to monasteries and lecturing colleges in Chauk, Magwe division, ordering monks not to take[…]
Aug 5, 2008 (DVB), Rights activists have stressed the need for the United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in Burma to be given the freedom to work independently during[…]