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Ashin Wirathu

Myanmar Junta Releases Infamous Ultranationalist Monk From Prison
September 07, 2021

Myanmar Junta Releases Infamous Ultranationalist Monk From Prison

By Sebastian Strangio
Wirathu is one of several right-wing fringe agitators to have been released since February's coup.

Hate-Peddling Buddhist Monk Turns Himself in to Police in Myanmar
November 03, 2020

Hate-Peddling Buddhist Monk Turns Himself in to Police in Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
The move is most likely a desperate attempt to influence the result of this weekend's national election.
Myanmar’s ‘Mad Monk’ Strikes Again
January 28, 2015

Myanmar’s ‘Mad Monk’ Strikes Again

By Mong Palatino
Radical monk draws ire at home and abroad for insulting a U.N. envoy.

Connecting the Dots on Buddhist Fundamentalism
May 30, 2014

Connecting the Dots on Buddhist Fundamentalism

By Vishal Arora
There has been a rise in Buddhist extremism in several Asian countries recently. Is there a link?

Myanmar: The Worsening Plight of the Rohingya
March 19, 2014

Myanmar: The Worsening Plight of the Rohingya

By Gemima Harvey
It has been a tragic start to the year for Myanmar’s persecuted Muslim minority.

When Buddhists Turn Nasty
August 06, 2013

When Buddhists Turn Nasty

Muslims face violence in Burma and Sri Lanka. Charu Lata Hogg asks why.

The Mad Monks of Myanmar
July 09, 2013

The Mad Monks of Myanmar

In this photo essay, The Diplomat offers a close-up look at the anti-Muslim 969 movement on the rise in Myanmar today.

In Myanmar It’s Free Beer But No TIME
July 05, 2013

In Myanmar It’s Free Beer But No TIME

Amid religious violence, a tour company is giving away free beer to lure visitors out in the rainy season.

Ashin Wirathu: The Monk Behind Burma’s “Buddhist Terror”
June 25, 2013

Ashin Wirathu: The Monk Behind Burma’s “Buddhist Terror”

A TIME Magazine cover story has riled Thein Sein along with much of the nation.

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