Anti-Rohingya activist arrested for sedition in Yangon

By Wunna Kwanyo A Rakhine activist wanted on a charge of sedition was arrested on Wednesday afternoon when he walked into a courthouse in Yangon in an attempt to post bail. Pho Thar, the secretary of the nationalist group Arakan Youth Organization (AYO), was charged under Article 505(b) of the Myanmar Penal Code last month for his alleged role

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Myanmar’s top Buddhist body bans hardline group Ma Ba Tha

Myanmar’s top Buddhist body has banned hardline group Ma Ba Tha, according to a document sent out on Tuesday, a move aimed at curbing the movement’s influence amid...

Myanmar’s top Buddhist body bans hardline group Ma Ba Tha

Fifth suspect wanted in Mingala Taungnyunt case turns himself in

Another suspect wanted in the Mingala Taungnyunt incident from two weeks ago has turned himself in, police confirmed to Kumudra. The suspect, Myint Phone Moh, turned himself in at...

Fifth suspect wanted in Mingala Taungnyunt case turns himself in

Orphanage’s head monks accused of physically abusing children

Authorities are planning to take action against the head monks of the YGW Orphanage branch located in the Ayeyarwaddy Region’s Labutta Township for repeatedly abusing the...

Orphanage’s head monks accused of physically abusing children

Mingala Taungnyunt MP who called for nationalists to be detained gets police detail after series of threats

A Mingala Taungnyunt MP has been given a police detail after receiving threats for her role in the incident that occurred last week and left one man severely injured. On May 9, a...

Mingala Taungnyunt MP who called for nationalists to be detained gets police detail after series of threats

Insein neighborhood committee issues notice ordering resident to halt prayer services

A neighborhood notice ordering the resident of a neighborhood in Insein Township to cease conducting prayer services in his apartment has been angering Myanmar social media users...

Insein neighborhood committee issues notice ordering resident to halt prayer services

Myanmar police arrest Buddhist nationalists for inciting violence against Muslims

Yangon police arrested several Buddhist nationalists Thursday for inciting violence after at least one man was left injured in a confrontation with local Muslims in...

Myanmar police arrest Buddhist nationalists for inciting violence against Muslims

“They’ve been living in this neighborhood for years”: Officials clear Mingala Taungnyunt residents accused of housing ‘illegal Bengalis’

A search through the house in Mingala Taungnyunt that was supposedly housing ‘illegal’ Rohingya Muslims has turned up empty, an official confirmed to Kumudra. A confrontation...

“They’ve been living in this neighborhood for years”: Officials clear Mingala Taungnyunt residents accused of housing ‘illegal Bengalis’

Two Muslim men hospitalized after beating by Buddhist-nationalist mob

A gathering of radical nationalists led by Buddhist monks reportedly converged on Yangon’s Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township last night in what they claimed was a search for...

Two Muslim men hospitalized after beating by Buddhist-nationalist mob

Suu Kyi met with protests in London as she wins award for ‘non-violent struggle’

Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Honorary Freedom of the City of London on Monday, as a small group of demonstrators protested outside about Myanmar’s treatment of ethnic...

Suu Kyi met with protests in London as she wins award for ‘non-violent struggle’