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Thailand: Santi Asoke leader faces complaint

by AMPA SANTIMATANEDOL, Bangkok Post, March 9, 2006

Bangkok, Thailand -- Representatives of a group of people calling themselves the Buddhist Network yesterday filed a police complaint against Santi Asoke sect leader Samana Photirak for imitating a Buddhist monk. Samana Photirak leads the sect whose supporters are in the front lines of the protests against caretaker Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.


One doctor's 'mental vaccination'

by Chatrarat Kaewmorakot, The Nation, March 7, 2006

Bangkok, Thailand -- Applying her interest in Dhamma to treating her patients has finally made Dr Amara Malila, 67, one among 18 women contributors to Buddhism from various countries who are named on the United Nations' list of Outstanding Women in Buddhism for 2006.


Moralist monks turn on Thai prime minister

The Spectrum, MARCH 6, 2006

Bangkok, Thailand -- Among all the angry protesters now trying to turf Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra from office -- the students, the workers, the farmers and the artists -- it is an army of 10,000 celibate vegetarian Buddhists that may be the most dogged of his opponents.


Santi Asoke to camp out until Thai premier quits

ThaiDay, March 6, 2006

Bangkok, Thailand -- In the aftermath of last night’s march to Democracy Monument and Government House, ardent members of the Santi Asoke Buddhist sect were all that remained at Sanam Luang this morning, where they have vowed to stay until the caretaker prime minister steps down.


Famous Thai monk ordains hundred to monkhood

by Nai Chan Mon, IMNA, March 2, 2006

Bangkok, Thailand -- Phara Uttama a famous Mon monk in Thailand and the head of the monastic association ordained about hundred men to monk hood to spread Buddhism on his 96 th birthday ceremony.


Buddhist protesters dial up the pressure

Reuters, Feb 28, 2006

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Buddhist "Dharma Army" protesters kept up their campaign for the resignation of Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday, the morning after the largest anti-Government rally in 14 years.


Thailand: Dharma Army first to arrive at rally

By ThaiDay, February 26, 2006

Bangkok, Thailand -- The “Dharma Army” of the Santi Asoke sect were gearing up this morning for a possible marathon protest at Bangkok’s Sanam Luang, with thousands of its members ready to demand the resignation of Caretaker Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.


Mahamuni Temple Trustees Face Detention after Army Wireless Set Missing

Narinjara News, Feb 24, 2006

Arakan, Myanmar -- Trustees from Mahamuni temple, a historic Buddhist temple in Arakan, in Kyauktaw Township, are now facing the threat of detention after an army wireless set went missing inside the temple on 22 February 2006, said a son of a pagoda trustee in Kyauktaw.


Kuala Lumpur's Buddhist Mahavihara listed as tourist site

By LIM SHIE-LYNN, The Star, February 20, 2006

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- The Buddhist Maha Vihara Temple in Brickfields here will be placed on the list of tourist must-see sites, said newly-appointed Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.


2006 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Ven. Thich Quang Do arrested

The Buddhist Channel, February 16, 2006

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam -- An international Buddhist group, the International Buddhist Information Bureau says that Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam's (UBCV) Deputy leader Venerable Thich Quang Do was arrested by Security Police at the Ho Chi Minh City Station at 6.45pm (local time Vietnam +8GMT) on February 16, 2006. His current whereabouts are unknown.


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