Ultra-nationalist monk Parmaukkha was jailed for his role in leading an ant-Rohingya protest outside the US embassy in April 2016.
Parmaukkha was denied bail today on charges of inciting unrest during an anti-Rohingya protest outside the US embassy in Yangon last year.
Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi has come under pressure from countries with large Muslim populations including Bangladesh, Indonesia and Pakistan to stop violence against Rohingya Muslims.
At least 21 villages around Burma have declared themselves “no-go zones” for Muslims, report says.
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.”