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Another temple in South Thailand raided


No casualties, only damage to property

Pattani, Thailand -- Insurgents raided another temple in Pattani province yesterday, firing guns and setting fires but causing no casualties. It was the second attack on a Buddhist temple in the province this month. The first was against Wat Phromprasit in Panare district on Oct 16 when a monk and two temple boys were killed and the monk's living quarters were burnt down.


Plans afoot for Buddhist meet

The Nation, October 27, 2005

Bangkok, Thailand -- The government has allocated a budget of Bt15 million (US$ 405,405) for the fourth world Buddhist summit, which Thailand will host next week, Deputy Prime Minister Suwat Liptapanlop said yesterday.He said the summit would run from Tuesday to Saturday at the auditorium at the Chumporn Khet Udomsak building.


Buddhist dignitaries take part in Cambodian meet

VNS, Oct 25, 2005

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- The head of Cambodia’s Ministry of Religion and Cults, Sun Kim Hun, stressed the importance of exchange activities between Buddhist dignitaries of Cambodia and Viet Nam in a working session with a high-level delegation of the Viet Nam Buddhist Sangha in Phnom Penh on Sunday.


Senior Buddhist clerics on Laos visit

VNA, Oct 25, 2005

Ha Noi, Vietnam -- The Viet Nam Buddhist Sangha's Executive Council Deputy President Most Venerable Duong Nhon, met his Lao counterpart, Boukham Buphavong, in Vientiane on October 25 to discuss religious training and to promote religious ties between the two countries.


Thailand hosts World Buddhist Summit

TNA, October 24, 2005

Bangkok, Thailand -- The fourth World Buddhist Summit will take place in Thailand next month when leaders of the two sects will meet and exchange views and opinions, seeking cooperation and overcoming differences, with an aim to bringing about prosperity and security for Buddhism, TNA says.


Buddhist centre to quake victims? aid

By PARVEEN GILL, The Star, October 21, 2005

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- The Buddist Maha Vihara in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, has launched a disaster relief effort in aid of victims of the Oct 8 earthquake in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India.


13 held in Pattani temple desecration

Xinhuanet, Oct 24, 2005

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Police detained 13 suspects who are allegedly involved in the brutal killing of a senior Buddhist monk and two temple boys in southern province of Pattani monastery last Sunday, an incident which sent shock waves through both Buddhist and Muslim communities in the troubled region.


Mountain-peak pagoda to get facelift

VNA, Oct 23, 2005

Quang Ninh, Vietnam -- The upgrade of the Dong (Bronze) pagoda, part of the 11-pagoda Yen Tu complex, kicked off at Yen Tu mountain, some 15km northwest of Uong Bi township in northeastern Quang Ninh province, on October 23.


Victims of rape at age 14, 9, 5...

Story by ANJIRA ASSAVANONDA, Bangkok Post, Oct 17, 2005

Abused kids come to accept their horrific ordeal as being normal

Bangkok, Thailand -- A recent brutal rape attempt that left a 14-year-old victim seriously injured shocked society, but she is by no means alone. The girl, a ninth grader from Sa Bot district of Lop Buri province, suffered not just physical wounds. Doctors say it will take a long time before she recovers from the mental trauma she suffered.


Monk, temple boys murdered

Bangkok Post, Oct 17, 2005

Militants hack, shoot, burn in daylight raid

Pattani, Thailand -- Local southern leaders yesterday appealed for calm and urged authorities not to take rash action after a monk was hacked to death and two temple boys were killed and their bodies burned yesterday in a raid on a Buddhist temple in Pattani. Elsewhere in the ravaged region, five more people, including two soldiers, were also killed.


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