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Cyclone Mora ravages Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh

The cyclone has destroyed almost 10,000 thatched huts in Balukhali and Kutupalong camps Thousands of houses in the Rohingya refugee camps have been damaged as a severe cyclonic storm battered Bangladesh’s coastal areas. Bangladesh evacuated at least 350,000 people – about 200,000 from Cox’s Bazar and some 150,000 from Chittagong …

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Ma Ba Tha Lay Members Announce Plan to Form Political Party

RANGOON — Leading laypersons from Burma’s biggest Buddhist nationalist group, the Association to Protect Race and Religion—commonly known as Ma Ba Tha—have announced that they will soon form a political party. Maung Thway Chon, one such Ma Ba Tha member, revealed the plan on Sunday after the association’s two-day meeting in Rangoon. …

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