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Her Majesty has concern over Buddhist monks in deep South

The Nation, Oct 25,2006

Bangkok,Thailand -- Her Majesty the Queen has concern over safety of Buddhist monks in the deep South following last week's bomb attack, PM's Office Minister Khunying Dipavadee Meksawan said Wednesday.

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Abbot Luang Phor Uttama dies at 97

The Nation, Oct 19, 2006

Kanchanaburi, Thailand -- Highly-revered Buddhist monk Luang Phor Uttama passed away yesterday from sepsis stemming from a chronic lung infection. He was 97.

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Malaysian Buddhist Coordination Committee disapproves “Relics Expo of the Buddha & His Chief Disciples”

The Buddhist Channel, Oct 18, 2006

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- The Malaysian Buddhist Coordination Committee (MBCC), in a meeting convened on October 15, 2006, unanimously agreed to disapprove “The Relics Expo of the Buddha and His Chief Disciples” organised by the Kuala Lumpur Gelugpa Buddhist Association (Malaysia).

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In Thailand, More Survive AIDS, Only to Face Rejection

By SETH MYDANS, International Herald Tribune, October 16, 2006

LOP BURI, Thailand -- Thailand’s primary AIDS hospice at a Buddhist temple here, once a place of certain death, is now becoming overcrowded by the living — people whose lives have been saved by medication but are rejected by their families or neighbors.

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Ancient Thai temples under flood threat

Bangkok Post, Oct 16, 2006

Bangkok, Thailand -- Flood barriers have become nearly as common as temples in the central plains provinces of Thailand in efforts to hold back an overflowing Chao Phraya River.

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Thailand: Religious Affairs Department warns of frauds during Buddhist Lent

ThaisNews, Oct 9, 2006

Bangkok, Thailand -- The Director-General of the Religious Affairs Department, Mr. Preecha Kanthiya, warns people of frauds using Religion Division name to collect money. Those who met these people are urged to call the police to file complaints against them.

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Buddhist monk wounded in Narathiwat bombing

TNA, Oct 10, 2006

NARATHIWAT, Thailand -- A remote-controlled roadside bomb wounded a Thai Buddhist monk during his morning alms rounds near a market at Sungai Kolok district in this insurgency-affected province.

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Monk burns himself to death

AAP, October 10, 2006

Phnom Penh, Cambodia -- A BUDDHIST monk in Cambodia burned himself to death as a sacrifice to Buddha, police said today.

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Venerable Ratana installed as Maha Vihara chief monk

The Star, October 9, 2006

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Ven K. Dhammaratana Thera, better known as Rev Ratana, was installed as chief monk of the Maha Vihara temple in Brickfields yesterday.

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Buddhist devotees back blood-donation drive

The Star, October 5, 2006

KUANTAN, Pahang (Malaysia) -- Some 160 devotees sacrificed their weekend break by turning up to support a blood donation campaign organised by the Pahang Buddhist Association (PBA) here.

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