Wirathu, an infamous Buddhist nationalist monk, was sanctioned in March 2017 for religious hate speech that demonised the Rohingya Muslims.
And last weekend, his rhetoric demonstrated that — at least in his mind — little had changed.
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As military flag-waving demonstrators carried portraits of Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Wirathu lambasted the United Nations, saying the day Myanmar authorities are brought before the International Criminal Court is “is the day that Wirathu holds a gun”.
The court last month opened a preliminary probe into alleged state-sponsored violence against the Rohingya, including sexual violence, killings, and enforced disappearances.
An estimated 700,000 Rohingya fled over the border into Bangladesh between September and December last year, leaving behind lives built over generations in their dash for safety.
Sep 25, 2020Seeking a solution to the Rohingya crisis, Bangladesh has called for solidarity and cooperation with each other to achieve peace and security in Asia, making it a harmonious region of lasting peace and common prosperity. “We believe that peace and security in Asia can be achieved through dialogue and cooperation, where all states coexist peacefully […]
Sep 01, 2020