History has shown that monks have played a pivotal role in Burmese politics, just like in Sri Lanka, but there is no debate of whether the political activities of the Sangha are correct or not: it is forbidden by the rules of vinaya, which governs the affairs of the Sangha.
These Burmese monks know this, but they make excuses for their misconduct and make a joke out of the Buddhist tradition, just like those in Colombo (Sri Lanka).
If this is what Buddhism has become, then it's diseased and needs to be put down like a rapid dog. This is not Buddhism. It's a perversion of it.