Burma's Menacing Monks by Adam Dean

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U Wirathu, the spiritual leader of the Buddhist nationalist 969 Movement, talks with other monks and a layman before going on stage after travelling to give a sermon at the Shwe Areleain Monastery in Kyaw Min Village, Myiamu Township. U Wirathu is an abbot in the New Maesoeyin Monastery where he leads about 60 monks and has influence over more than 2,500 residing there. He travels the country giving sermons to religious and laypeople encouraging Buddhists to shun Muslim business and communities. /Felix Features