Myanmar Court Freezes Bank Accounts of Fugitive Monk U Wirathu

YANGON—The Yangon Western District Court issued a warrant on Wednesday freezing the bank accounts of fugitive ultranationalist monk U Wirathu. According to police in Maha Aung Myay Township, where U Wirathu lived before going on the run, the monk has an account balance of more than 12.5 million kyats (US$8,200) at Myanma Economic Bank Branch […]

Myanmar is cracking down on Buddhist extremism directed at Muslims

YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar is cracking down on Buddhist extremism, aiming to curb ethnic and religious tension that saw two mosques destroyed and scores of Muslim residents fleeing their villages in recent weeks. Nobel Peace Prize winner and government leader Aung San Suu Kyi has come under criticism from human rights activists and lawyers for […]