Hundreds of Buddhist monks and civilians staged a demonstration in Rangoon on Tuesday to protest a visit to Burma by representatives of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation scheduled for the following day.
Burmese authorities have arrested six people for their suspected role in the massacre of 10 Muslim pilgrims in Arakan state last year, whose deaths sparked a series of vicious ethno-religious riots that left scores dead
Five Buddhists standing trial for their alleged role in stirring anti-Muslim riots in central Burma in March were released on bail by a regional court on Wednesday, according to local sources
Hundreds of Buddhist residents in western Burma’s Arakan state took to the streets this week to protest a government plan to resettle Rohingya Muslims, who were uprooted in last year’s ethno-religious clashes
Rohingya Muslims and Arakan Buddhists living in western Burma remain divided – and there is little hope the two groups will ever live peacefully together.
Guest Contributor Maung Zarni While the world’s attention is fixated on the escalating NATO-Russia proxy war taking place on Ukraine’s soil, with its nuclear saber-rattling and domino effect on the world’s economy, on Burma’s western front, the decades-old triangular conflict deserves some serious attention as the deeply troubled country’s civil war has widened to engulf …