Locals at the site of the Latpadaung copper mine were not invited to participate in the reconsecration of a hallowed pagoda.
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The All Burma Monks’ Union say Buddhist monks at the scene of riots in Mandalay on Tuesday night had helped diffuse the situation, not enflame it.
DVB spent a day with 11 year old mahout, Nga Sint, and his two Asian elephants, as he works all day to find enough food to feed the giant beasts and then uses them in ordination ceremonies.
The second season of DVB Debate begins with a discussion about whether there should be more separation between religion and the state. On the panel: writer Ye Naing Moe, politician Yan Kyaw and U Sein Win Aung, Treasurer of the Shwe Dagon Pagoda.
Religious leaders pledge to cooperate with each other to stop communal violence.
Malaysian officials urge Burma to take stronger actions to prevent the persecution of Muslims and to bring perpetrators to justice. Malaysia’s Foreign Minister, Anifah Aman, made the comments during the[…]
Burma’s Deputy Information Minister Ye Htut attended the ‘Preventing Hate Speech in Myanmar: Divergent Voices in a New Democracy’ forum in Rangoon on Friday. After the forum, Ye Htut said[…]
Seven people share their thoughts on the proposed draft marriage law that would see restrictions on interfaith marriages. The law demands that any Muslim man, who wants to marry a[…]
Over 100 Burmese migrants return to Burma from Malaysia, after clashes in Kuala Lumpur’s suburbs in the last month left at least four Burmese dead.
A prominent democracy advocate urged Buddhist leaders not to use religion as a context for escalating tension in society.
About 200 senior Buddhist monks met at a monastery in Rangoon to discuss ways to end violence between Buddhists and Muslims in Burma. The monks drafted a law that proposed[…]
Buddhist mobs armed with sticks and machetes burned Muslim homes for a second day in Shan state’s Lashio on Wednesday, contradicting claims in state media that soldiers and police had[…]