Burma’s army has denied accusations of murder, rape, torture and forced displacement that have been made against it.
Although the Rangoon regional government appears to have issued a directive last week to restrict communal worship in homes and other unauthorised venues, the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture…
Klaas Haytema, 30, was convicted in early October for unplugging a loudspeaker outside his hotel that was blasting a Buddhist sermon.
The percentage of Muslims in Burma’s population has barely grown in more than 30 years, according to census data released this week after more than two years of delays.
Shaarik Zafar, the US special representative to Muslim communities, made the remarks ahead of a visit to Burma by US Secretary of State John Kerry.
A member of the rival USDP, Thura Aung Ko is an unlikely NLD ally, but as a minister in the newly formed cabinet, he vows to put country before party.