The statement comes after a 23 May order by the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee for the group to cease using the Ma Ba Tha name and banner.
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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.
Head of breakaway Karen faction responds by saying that it was the closure of border crossings in July that damaged bilateral trade
June 10, 2009 (DVB), A coalition of Thai labour unions has filed a complaint to the International Labour Organisation alleging unfair treatment of Burmese migrant workers in Thailand, with many[…]
June 4, 2009 (DVB), UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon yesterday paid tribute to former Burmese UN chief U Thant on the 100-year anniversary of his birth and lamented his unrealised[…]