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Bill seeks to disallow Buddhist Myanmar women from marrying non-Buddhist men

InterAksyon.com, October 10, 2013

Yangon, Myanmar -- A bill has been filed at the Myanmar parliament seeking to disallow Buddhist Myanmar women from marrying non-Buddhist men, InterAksyon.com learned.

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Myanmar arrests 44 suspects after Buddhist-led attacks in Thandwe

Associated Press, Oct 7, 2013

YANGON, Myanmar -- Authorities in Myanmar arrested 44 suspects for their alleged role in sectarian violence that wracked a coastal township in western Myanmar over the last week, state media reported.

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Late S.N. Goenka's ashes to be scattered in the Irrawaddy River, Myanmar

The Buddhist Channel, October 7, 2013

Yangon, Myanmar -- The ashes of the late Guruji S. N. Goenka arrived in Yangon today, 7 October at 2:00 pm by air from India.

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"NO'ing" Buddha: Criminalising anti-Buddhist acts is not very Buddhist

by PRAVIT ROJANAPHRUK, The Nation, October 2, 2013

Criminalising anti-Buddhist acts is not very Buddhist

Bangkok, Thailand -- IS "KNOWING BUDDHA" - a group of Thai Buddhists who are relentlessly tackling what they see as a disrespectful act against the image of Buddha - the new face of Thai Buddhism?

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Buddhist group fails to win full backing

by Pravit Rojanaphruk, The Nation, September 28, 2013

Bangkok, Thailand -- In an ideal world, people caught making products or participating in acts that can be deemed disrespectful to the Buddha and the Buddhist religion would be sentenced to jail - this is what activist group "Knowing Buddha" told senators, monks and participants at a seminar yesterday.

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Protesters Attempt March from Mandalay to Copper Mine

By ZARNI MANN & SAW YAN NAING, THE IRRAWADDY, September 30, 2013

Mandalay, Burma -- About 60 protesters on Sunday began a peaceful march from Mandalay to the controversial Letpadaung copper mining project in Sagaing Division, calling for the Chinese company developing the mine not to destroy an ancient religious building.

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Mon at Burmese-Thai Border Mark Historic Arrival of Buddhist Scriptures

By LAWI WENG, THE IRRAWADDY, September 19, 2013

RANGOON Burma -- Mon people on Thursday gave offerings and prayed in a festival to celebrate the story of a voyage by monks to Sri Lanka, which brought three Buddhist scriptures to southern Burma almost 1,000 years ago.

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Burma Buddhist Committee Bans Anti-Muslim Organizations

by JARED FERRIE & MIN ZAYAR OO / REUTERS WRITERS, September 11, 2013

RANGOON, Burma -- A government-appointed body that oversees Burma's Buddhist monkhood has issued a directive intended to check the influence of a monk-led movement accused of stoking violence against minority Muslims.

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In Muslim-majority Kelantan, Buddhist monks find refuge

By Zurairi AR, The Malay Mail, September 8, 2013

TUMPAT, Kelantan (Malaysia) -- Buddhist monks in saffron robes with their clean shaven heads and bare feet were once a rare sight in Kelantan despite the state’s proximity to Thailand which is predominantly Buddhist.

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Attack fears prompt heighted security at Indonesia's Buddhist sites

Al-Jazeera, August 8, 2013

Thousands of police deployed after recent violence, thought to be motivated by plight of Muslims in Myanmar

Jakarta, Indonesia -- Security measures were stepped up at Buddhist sites in Indonesia on Thursday amid fears of fresh attacks just days after a temple bombing and as tens of millions of Muslims across the country mark the end of Ramadan.

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