Myanmar Buddhists jeer ex-U.N. chief on peace mission

Sep 6, 2016

Myanmar Buddhists jeer ex-U.N. chief on peace mission

Hundreds of Buddhists jeered former U.N. chief Kofi Annan as he arrived in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state Tuesday to examine a bitter religious conflict that has displaced tens of thousands of Muslim Rohingya. Annan has been tasked by the de facto leader of Myanmar’s ...

Aug 31, 2016

Myanmar group tries to target Kofi Annan but uses Morgan Freeman photo

A prominent anti-Muslim group of Buddhist nationalists in Myanmar is criticizing former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on social media, and accidentally taking actor Morgan Freeman down with him. Myanmar’s government announced last week that Annan will lead an advisory panel aimed at finding “lasting ...