Country’s leaders need to heal the wounds caused by discrimination, says cardinal
John Zaw, Mandalay
Myanmar’s minority Muslims are concerned by a rise in anti-Muslim sentiment being stoked by hardline Buddhist monks during the holy month of Ramadan.
Tin Maung Than, general secretary of the Islamic Religious Council of Myanmar, said that Muslims in Yangon’s outskirts have faced difficulty even to worship at their religious school due to the pressure from radical Buddhist monks.
“I’m very proud of being both a Muslim and citizen of Myanmar,” said Tin Maung Than. “But we still face discrimination and oppression. It’s all a legacy of the military dictatorship beginning in1962,” he said.