Buddhist-Muslim clash

Two Muslim women jailed with hard labour for sparking Myanmar violence

About 180 powerful monks from allover Myanmar gathered for a two-day conference to discuss the recent ethnic unrest between the Buddhist and Muslim communities that displaced thousands and killed hundreds. Photo: AP

A court in Myanmar has found two Muslim women guilty of sparking a recent outbreak of sectarian violence, one of them by bumping into a novice monk.

Friday, 21 June, 2013, 1:13am

Buddhists move into restive southern Thailand

Thai-Muslim girls pass a military security guard outside a school in Pattani province. Photo: EPA

Thailand is resettling poor Buddhists into the country's insurgency plagued south in a trans-migration programme that appears designed to dilute the Muslim majority.

13 Jun 2013 - 12:35am

Two Buddhists arrested after Muslim shops wrecked in Kachin state

Children walk among debris of damaged buildings following fresh anti-Muslim violence. Photo: AP

Myanmar is in the grip of acute religious tension after a deadly wave of unrest in March that saw monks and Buddhist mobs attack Muslim areas in violence that has edged towards the country's main city, Yangon.

5 May 2013 - 6:16am

State linked to Myanmar unrest, says UN

Tomas Ojea Quintana, UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar. Photo: EPA

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Myanmar's human rights said he had received reports of "state involvement" in some of the recent violence between Buddhists and Muslims in the former army-ruled nation.

30 Mar 2013 - 2:50am

Briefs, November 16, 2012

Indonesian maid, 15, raped in Malaysia

16 Nov 2012 - 3:58am

Bangladesh rebuilds temples torched in Muslim riots

Bangladeshi Buddhist monks look at a Buddhist temple that was torched in Ramu in the coastal district of Cox's Bazaar on October 3. Photo: AP

Bangladesh has started rebuilding 19 Buddhist temples vandalised by Muslim mobs in violence triggered by anger over Facebook content that defamed the Koran, officials said on Thursday.

25 Oct 2012 - 5:13pm

Muslims flee Myanmar unrest as death toll rises

Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar protest outside the US embassy in Bangkok. The protest follows fighting between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine state. Photo: EPA

A new wave of sectarian violence in western Myanmar has left five people dead and dozens injured in recent days, triggering another exodus of Muslims to emergency camps, officials said on Thursday.

25 Oct 2012 - 5:26pm

Fear of attacks keep Rohingya imprisoned in Rakhine capital Sittwe

A Rohingya woman and children peer from a bamboo hut at a camp near Sittwe in Rakhine. Photo: AFP

Barbed wire and armed troops guard the Muslim quarter of a violence-wracked city in western Myanmar, a virtual prison for the families that have inhabited its narrow streets for generations.

21 Oct 2012 - 2:43am