A monk gestures during an anti-coup protest in Mandalay, Myanmar, on May 10. Photo: EPA A monk gestures during an anti-coup protest in Mandalay, Myanmar, on May 10. Photo: EPA
A monk gestures during an anti-coup protest in Mandalay, Myanmar, on May 10. Photo: EPA
Myanmar

Myanmar’s Buddhist monks split over opposition to coup

  • Some younger monks have defied religious edicts against political activity to proclaim their condemnation of the generals
  • But others have defended the military junta, claiming it is the only force capable of stopping the ‘Islamisation’ of Myanmar

Topic |   Myanmar
A monk gestures during an anti-coup protest in Mandalay, Myanmar, on May 10. Photo: EPA A monk gestures during an anti-coup protest in Mandalay, Myanmar, on May 10. Photo: EPA
A monk gestures during an anti-coup protest in Mandalay, Myanmar, on May 10. Photo: EPA
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