Burma’s Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture has submitted the initial draft of an Anti-Hate Speech Law to parliament.
A judge has sentenced a Rangoon resident to eight days in jail for public disorder after he entered a residential neighborhood and threatened to kill all Muslims in the vicinity.
Eye-witnesses said as many as 70 people attacked the houses, carrying weapons such as machetes, while some 400 by-standers watched.
Buddhists in Arakan protest against aid organisations they accuse of giving support to Muslim Rohingya militants.
Maung Thway Chon, the would-be chairman of the PUP, said, “Our policy is anti-Bengali and to lead in the development of Buddhism.”
Tensions high after a recent spate of killings. Arakanese Buddhists fear fresh attacks by Rohingya insurgents.