Burma’s State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee on Thursday issued an order banning infamous nationalist Buddhist monk U Wirathu from delivering sermons across the country for one year starting from March 10 due to his religious hate speeches, The Irrawaddy Online reported on Saturday.
The decision was made at a special meeting of the country’s 47 senior Buddhist monks representing the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee in Naypydaw.
Director of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture U Myint Zaw Win said also warned that U Wirathu would face legal action if he violates the ban.
The committee said in a statement that the monk repeatedly delivered hate speeches against religions to cause communal strife, hinder rule of law and that he took side with political parties to inflame tensions.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)