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Thailand: Police shutdown press discussion on Burma Rohingya Crisis

AUTHORITIES in Thailand shut down a panel discussion organised by foreign journalists to discuss human rights abuses in Burma (Myanmar) and whether the military generals should face justice. According to a statement from the organisers, the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT), police raided the event on Monday as “the discussion might …

Burma’s Bin Laden and the spread of anti-Muslim hate speech

THE Facebook account of Burma’s most notorious firebrand Buddhist monk, once deemed “Burmese bin Laden,” was wiped this week for his incendiary posts about Muslims. Ashin Wirathu has for years used his social media platform to disseminate anti-Muslim hate speech, divisive sermons and dangerous rumours about the stateless Rohingya minority. …