Three people described what happened when their village was burned during the riots in Oakkan township on Tuesday.
Muslim residents living on the outskirts of Rangoon fear for their safety after one man was killed in a fresh outbreak of anti-Muslim violence in Oakkan township on Tuesday.
Local authorities have asked Muslim community leaders to shutter a mosque and madrasa that they say were opened without the proper permitting in Kyun Pone Lay village, Taikkyi, a township on the outskirts of Rangoon that was the site of deadly inter-religious violence in 2013.
A personal feud has sparked another wave of communal tensions in Burma, this time in Hlegu Township, 40km northeast of Rangoon.
President Thein Sein has defended the prominent anti-Muslim monk Wirathu and his controversial “969” movement, after Time Magazine described him as “the face of Buddhist terror”
Following several episodes of anti-Muslim violence, authorities must take a closer look at the level of organisation behind the recent attacks on the country’s Islamic community