Burma Times Correspondent: January 21, 2015
The spiritual advisor of the 969 movement U Wirathu defended his position to the AFP in face of mounting criticism of his offensive remarks against the UN special envoy for Human Rights in Burma, Yanghee Lee.
“That was the harshest word (I could think of), so I used it. If I could find a harsher word, I would have used it. It is nothing compared to what she did to our country,” said Wirathu, who has accused the UN of trying to “interfere” in the nation’s affairs.
Wirathu’s latest stance is a reflection of his determination to counter the UN which is trying to promote equal rights for Rohingya Muslims in the country. Wirathu and his supporters are engaged in a movement to oust Rohingyas from the country.