A case was opened against Swe Win, the editor-in-chief of news outlet Myanmar Now, under Article 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law on Tuesday evening, the defendant himself confirmed on Facebook.
The firebrand monk says the NLD are “full of themselves” and unlikely to win the vote. In response, an NLD spokesman says Wirathu should “go to hell”.
A war of words is being fought largely over social media, between Ma-Ba-Tha and the NLD, highlighting tensions in the lead up to the general election.
A website has been launched dedicated to controversial Mandalay monk Wirathu and his hardline Burmese Buddhist monk group, Ma-Ba-Tha.
Controversial nationalist monk Wirathu appears to have penned a surprising environmental call to action, set to a hip hop beat. Written while serving time in prison, the song “Heart of the Earth” is rapped by an as-yet unnamed young man, and contains the lyrics: “Protect the heart of this earth. Cherish the beauty of the …
Following a week in which Wirathu has been roundly criticised for a foul-mouthed tirade against a UN envoy, DVB interviews him exclusively and asks him if he regrets it.