Facing court in Thailand on Monday, two twenty-one year old Burmese men pleaded not guilty to rape and double murder on the island of Koh Tao.
Wirathu, a Buddhist monk notorious for anti-Muslim hate speech, led a crowd of protesters in Mandalay on Wednesday.
Obama and Suu Kyi were each circumspect on the state of Burma’s democratic transition as they met in Rangoon on Friday.
Obama held one on one talks with his Burmese counterpart Thein Sein on Thursday in Naypyidaw.
The US President’s comments on state of political and economic change in Burma are eagerly anticipated.