MYANMAR-RELIGION-POLITICS

Myanmar hardline Buddist monk Wirathu speaks during a meeting following the decision of the State Sanhga Committee to abolish their group, in Yangon on May 27, 2017. More than 1,000 monks and followers from Myanmar's ultra-nationalist Ma Ba Tha movement gathered in a Yangon monastery on May 27 despite a recent order from Buddhist authorities to disband their network, which has been accused of stoking Islamophobia. / AFP PHOTO / YE AUNG THU

June 9, 2017 9:21 AM (UTC+8)