The nationalist monks opened a Rangoon school that teaches students how to become ‘decent citizens’ who protect Burma’s majority race and Buddhist religion.
The National Development Party (NDP) may only be a few months old, but it already an electoral force to be reckoned with.
Nationalism is a powerful force in Burma, but is it a positive one?
The term ‘ethnocentric Buddhism’ points to the notion that Buddhist identity is intrinsically linked to national identity, says scholar Dr Paul Fuller.
Nationalist monks forced the abandonment of an NLD-organised literary festival in Rangoon on Wednesday, unhappy with Muslim speakers on the bill.
About 400 Buddhist monks and civilians marched against Time Magazine after it dubbed radical Buddhist monk Wirathu, ‘The Face of Buddhist Terror’ on its front cover. The article documented the…