Ultra-nationalist Buddhist monk arrested by police: Local media

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Myanmar police have purportedly arrested an ultra-nationalist Buddhist monk who has a history of stoking sentiment against Rohingya Muslims, the country's beleaguered minority, Reuters reported quoting a story on Myanmar newspaper The Voice's website.

Parmaukkha was held under an arrest warrant for his role in an unauthorised protest outside the US embassy in Yangon last year, the report said.

The monk was detained when he went to Dagon Myothit (North) police station in Myanmar's biggest city to apply for permission to protest outside a municipal building.

Reuters noted it could not verify the arrest.

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