"We condemn the government of Thailand for this ugly action against Buddhism and request the government of Thailand to leave Dhammakaya and let Phra Dhammachayo, who is innocent, live in peace again", he added. Buddhist nationalist protestors in Yangon demonstrated on Friday to show solidarity with Thailand's Dhammakaya Temple, which has been the subject of a police crackdown over the past week.
Can the Muslim and Buddhist communities of Rakhine State come to an understanding under Aung San Suu Kyi's rule? In December 2016, former secretary-general of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, visited Myanmar for talks with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi , regarding simmering tensions between Buddhists and Muslims in Rakhine State, on the western coast of the country. The international community should help our government to address this issue.
After Burma's newly appointed National Security Advisor, U Thaung Tun, told diplomats last week that the Burma Army had ceased four months of "clearance operations" in northern Arakan State, the situation in Maungdaw Township is back to normal, according to local people. Abdu Raman of Maungdaw said Muslim residents of the town are now enjoying the freedom of movement and there is no more security checks in nearby villages- a situation that was quite unlikely until last month.
Ye Ni: Welcome to Dateline Irrawaddy! This week, we'll discuss and analyze official statements regarding the assassination of lawyer U Ko Ni, which have attracted public attention. U Swe Win, chief reporter of the Myanmar Now news agency and writer and journalist Daw Mon Mon Myat will join me for the discussion.
A police court has handed down prison sentences to police officers for negligence over militant attacks on border guard police outposts in Arakan State's Maungdaw Township in October last year. The court sentenced the commander of the border guard police headquarters in Maungdaw Police Brig-Gen Maung Maung Khine to two years, deputy commander Police Col.
Vishal Bharadwaj directed Rangoon released on 24th February 2017 and Shahid Kapoor , Kangana Ranaut and Saif Ali Khan starrer is getting mixed reviews from both critics and audiences. But the biggest headache for Rangoon producers is the online piracy which is sure to hit Rangoon's box office collections badly.
YANGON: Developers of the Japanese-backed Thilawa special economic zone near Myanmar's commercial capital launched an expansion project on Friday, with senior government officials expressing high hopes for its success. The beginning of construction of the 101-hectare Zone B, located directly south of already operating 405-hectare Zone A, was marked with a ribbon-cutting ceremony held at the site southeast of Yangon.
A police stands guard during a protest by Buddhist monks and activists from Myanmar in front of the Thai embassy in Yangon, Myanmar, against the Thai military government invoking a special emergency law to let authorities search the Dhammakaya Temple in an attempt to arrest a former abbot, February 24, 2017. Buddhist monks and activists from Myanmar protest in front of the Thai embassy in Yangon, Myanmar, against the Thai military government invoking a special emergency law to let authorities search the Dhammakaya Temple in an attempt to arrest a former abbot, February 24, 2017.
Monks and activists from Myanmar protest in front of the Thai embassy in Yangon on Friday against the Thai government's crackdown on the Dhammakaya sect. YANGON: Around 100 Buddhist monks and nationalists in Myanmar staged a protest against Thailand on Friday, denouncing the government for its actions against Wat Phra Dhammakaya.
Myanmar police stand to provide security as Buddhist monks and people holding religious and National flags protest outside the Thailand embassy Friday, Feb.24, 2017, in Yangon, Myanmar. More than a hundred Buddhist monks and nationalists led a prayer and protest at the Thai Embassy Yangon on Friday to condemn the Thai government's ongoing raids on the Dhammakaya Temple in Bangkok, Thailand.
" Two hundred striking workers attacked a Chinese-owned garment factory in Myanmar, smashing windows and doors and holding seven Chinese staffers captive for several hours. The cause of this week's dispute at the factory in the city of Yangon owned by Hangzhou Baiyi Garments was unclear.
Japanese electronics giant Panasonic Corp aims to expand its electric appliance business in Myanmar by launching a new air-conditioner model and opening four more service centers in 2017. Panasonic held an air-conditioner exhibition Tuesday at a hotel in Myanmar's commercial capital, Yangon, to launch its new residential and small commercial-use air conditioner, Mini FSV VRF.
We have a great selection of new movies released this week. Among the Hollywood movies, the top attraction is Manchester by the Sea, followed by Rangoon, The Worthy and many others.
The photo-sharing service is great for inspiration but short on practical details. Adam Bisby fills in the blanks for five #travelgram favourites This comment accompanies many of the 156 million-plus Instagram posts that use the #travel hashtag.
Shahid Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut and Saif Ali Khan's much hyped film Rangoon releases in theatres on February 23, 2017, and it has already received positive reviews by some Bollwood celebrities and film critics who've watched it before the audiences. While Taran Adarsh has called Rangoon layered, he also says that it will take time to get into the world of the Vishal Bhardwaj film.
During recent clashes in northern Shan State, Shan and Palaung ethnic armed groups have "disappeared" civilian farmers from Namtu town, according to local community leaders. The two armed groups-the Restoration Council of Shan State and the Ta'ang National Liberation Army -have fought sporadically since 2015, when the RCSS leadership signed the nationwide ceasefire agreement with the Union government.
In this June 24 2014, file photo, Rohingya children gather at the Dar Paing camp for Muslim refugees, north of Sittwe, western Rakhine state, Myanmar. Activists this week have sent an open letter asking the major corporate investor conglomerate Unilever, which owns two factories near the capital Yangon, to speak out against the country's treatment of its Rohingya minority.