Myanmar nationalist Buddhist monk Wirathu delivers a speech in Yangon. Police have issued a warrant for his arrest. Photo: EPA

Radical monk Wirathu, known as ‘Buddhist Bin Laden’, faces arrest in Myanmar

  • He has long been the face of the country’s Buddhist nationalist movement, notorious for espousing hate against the Rohingya minority
  • Arrest linked to breaches of the law that prohibits ‘attempts to bring into hatred or contempt, or excites or attempts to excite disaffection towards the Government’
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Myanmar nationalist Buddhist monk Wirathu delivers a speech in Yangon. Police have issued a warrant for his arrest. Photo: EPA
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