Egyptian militant group Hasm claimed responsibility on Sunday for a small explosion at Burma’s embassy in Cairo, saying it was in retaliation for that country’s military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.
A Muslim man was attacked by Buddhist nationalists after a neighbour heard him talking about religion and told the Ma Ba Tha.
Following its two-day “special conference,” the group also announced that it would hereby adopt a new name – the Buddha Dhamma Parahita Foundation.
We are a “Buddhist missionary organisation, made up of monks and laymen who share the same vision,” says Ma-Ba-Tha.
The storm centers on a statement Chief Minister of Rangoon made to exiled Burmese while in Singapore recently.
DVB speaks to Chris Lewa of the Arakan Project about the situation of Rohingya women, as Burma’s compliance with a convention on the treatment of women comes under review.