Mainstream Buddhist clerics are among the growing chorus of voices speaking out against the divisive activities of Buddhist nationalist group Ma Ba Tha.
Religious Affairs Minister Thura Aung Ko criticised monks for “wasting time” on social media, calling it “a platform for the ignition of religious and racial tensions”.
Government accounts of promises and apologies are false, say monks who were detained following Leptadan fracas.
A second attempt by the five Mahasantisukha monks to countersue the Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee in Rangoon has been rejected by a local court.
The Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee evicted an abbot from a monastery in Rangoon’s Dala Township that is currently in the middle of an ownership dispute with the government-backed committee.
Religious Affairs Minister Hsan Hsint was removed from his position due to his “mishandling” of the Mahasantisukha Monastery raid and also faces charges.