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Behind the Rohingya Crisis: Myanmar's Hardline Buddhists

Format: 1 x 46
Broadcaster(s):  Channel NewsAsia
Available in HD

BAFTA Award-winning BBC Panorama reporter Mobeen Azhar travels to Myanmar to investigate the destructive links between religion and violence.

Buddhism is often associated with teachings of non-violence and compassion, but in Myanmar, some Buddhists are being blamed for inciting bloodshed and stoking ethnic cleansing. As clashes between Buddhists and Muslims rock the nation, Mobeen uncovers the simmering tensions underlying this ongoing conflict.

Features exclusive interviews with leading figures including Burmese Minister of Religious Affairs Thura Aung Ko and controversial Buddhist Nationalist leader Ashin Wirathu.

Episode 3 of the series Power and Piety

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