Buddhist Extremism Spreads in Myanmar Despite Clampdown
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Buddhist Extremism Spreads in Myanmar Despite Clampdown

In May, Myanmar’s Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee, a state appointed organization representing over 500,000 Buddhist monks known as Ma Ha Na, issued a controversial order against the Ma Ba Tha nationalist group to remove its signboards across the country. The committee’s order came in response to Ma Ba Tha’s association with anti-Muslim activities and amid calls from…