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Thailand arrests senior monks in temple raids to clean up Buddhism

Thai police raided four Buddhist temples on Thursday, arresting several prominent monks and worshippers in the year’s biggest such operation amid a crackdown on illegal financial dealings by temples. The raids are the military government’s latest bid to reform Buddhism, which is followed by more than 90 percent of Thailand’s population of 69 million, but…

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May 24, 2018

 

Bhutanese monks visit Swat as peace returns

Bhutanese monks worshiped at the Saidu Sharif monastery after nine years as peace returned to the scenic valley. At least 13 top monks of Bhutan visited their holy places in Swat valley. They visited Buddhist archaeological sites and worshiped in ancient monasteries of Butkara and Saidu Sharif. Watch details in our report.

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May 18, 2016

 

Buddhist monks march in Myanmar to thwart OIC help for Rohingya Muslims

YANGON: Thousands of Buddhist monks marched in Myanmar's two biggest cities on Monday to protest against efforts by the world's biggest Islamic body to help Rohingya Muslims involved in deadly communal clashes four months ago.The monks, a potent political force in the predominantly Buddhist country, denounced plans by the 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)…

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October 15, 2012

 

Cambodian monks bless dead after night of horror

PHNOM PENH: Saffron-robed Buddhist monks chanted as onlookers gazed silently across a bridge piled with the shoes and torn clothing left behind by victims of a stampede in Cambodia's capital. The body count stood at 375 by sunset on Tuesday and was expected to rise. Many people were missing and Cambodians had many questions about…

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November 23, 2010

 
 
 
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