Myanmar monk's U.N. whore rant 'could hurt Buddhism'

January 21, 2015 8:32 AM

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Myanmar monk's U.N. whore rant 'could hurt Buddhism'

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Myanmar Buddhist monk who called a U.N. human rights envoy a "whore" has violated his monastic code and could damage his religion, another prominent monk said on Tuesday, but he is unlikely to face censure.

Wirathu denounced Yanghee Lee, the U.N. special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, in a speech in Yangon on Friday, after she questioned draft laws that critics say discriminate against women and non-Buddhists.

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