Myanmar minister warns nationalists to end hate speech

YANGON: Myanmar’s minister for religion on Thursday (Jul 14) warned ultra-nationalist monks to avoid hate speech, in a rare government rebuke to Buddhist hardliners behind bilious anti-Muslim rhetoric. The warning came after a firebrand monk from the Ma Ba Tha movement on Wednesday decried Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi as a “dictator” intent […]

Eviction of decades-long dwellers is unfair – law experts

It would be unfair to evict dwellers of 50 or 100 years, especially when the judges have been accused of corruption in relations to land scandals, legal experts and the victims of land seizures said. As the country’s real estate prices skyrocket reaching up to billions of kyats in certain purchases, judges are more likely […]