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Fri, 23 Jan 2015

Myanmar's most radical Buddhist monk is famed for his angry speeches, stoking fears that the Muslim minority will one day overrun the country. Now Ashin Wirathu has drawn the ire of the UN by calling its special envoy to Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), Yanghee Lee, a "bitch" and a "whore". BBC Burmese explains his rise, how other monks in Myanmar view him, why the government tolerates him and the anger women's groups feel.

Source: BBC

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Thu, 22 Jan 2015

State Department calls on Burma to bring perpetrators to justice amid allegations the women were raped and murdered by government forces

Source: The Guardian

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015

Controversial nationalist monk Wirathu lambasted the UN’s special rapporteur for human rights in Burma, Yanghee Lee, in a speech on Friday at the Kyeikkasan Grounds in Rangoon’s Tamwe Township. He called her a “whore” for her alleged bias towards the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority.

Source: DVB

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Sat, 17 Jan 2015

“La Bine! La Bine! They are coming!” shouted Ko Tin Phyo Aung, a fisherman who lives in Sae Thae village by the majestic Ayeyarwady River. He was pointing to where a group of Irrawaddy dolphins were swimming.

Source: The Irrawaddy

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Fri, 16 Jan 2015

Long before Sony Pictures Entertainment released “The Interview,” a comedy about a fictitious C.I.A. plot to kill North Korea’s leader, Pyongyang had declared war against the movie. Now it appears that the country’s diplomats have taken the dispute to the streets of Yangon, Myanmar.

Source: The New York Times

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