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Thailand bids farewell to Supreme Patriarch

The Bangkok Post, Dec 16, 2015

Crown Prince presides over cremation rites

Bangkok, Thailand -- Hundreds of thousands of people bid a final farewell to the late Supreme Patriarch Wednesday at a royally sponsored cremation ceremony.

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Vietnam’s first Buddhism Museum in Vietnam opens in Da Nang

VietnamNet, Dec 15, 2015

Hanoi, Vietnam -- More than 500 Buddhist antiquities, including artifacts rated as national treasures, are on display at the Museum of Buddhist Culture in the central city of Da Nang.

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Bangladesh embassy in Thailand highlights Buddhist heritage of both countries

bdnews24.com, Dec 11, 2015

Bangkok, Thailand -- The Bangladesh embassy in Bangkok, celebrating its 40th anniversary, has highlighted the Buddhist heritage of Thailand and Bangladesh through an exceptional programme.

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World’s tallest Buddha ice sculpture planned in Hua Hin

by CHAIWAT SATYAEM, Bangkok Post, 1 Dec 2015

Hua Hin, Thailand -- A team of ice sculptors in Prachuap Khiri Khan plan to carve what they say will be the world’s tallest Buddha ice statue to mark His Majesty the King’s 88th birthday on Dec 5.

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Burmese Public Dismisses Buddhist Nationalism With a Ballot

by SWE WIN, MYANMAR NOW, 19 Nov 2015

The crushing defeat of Burma’s military-backed ruling party doubles as an outright dismissal of the extremist nationalist “Buddhist” movement called Ma Ba Tha.

RANGOON, Burma -- In both Myanmar and abroad, the National League for Democracy’s landslide election win is seen as a victory of the people over the military and its ruling political elite.

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Monk of Banned Buddhist Church Reaffirms Commitment to Democracy in Vietnam

RFA, Nov 19, 2015

Hanoi, Vietnam -- The head of a banned Buddhist church in Vietnam on Thursday expressed gratitude to the international community for advocating for his release from house arrest and reaffirmed his commitment to democracy activism in the one party communist nation

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Nip unholy hate speech in the bud

by Sanitsuda Ekachai, The Bangkok Post, Nov 4, 2015

Bangkok, Thailand -- For a Buddhist monk killed in the deep South, a mosque should be burned down in retaliation. This violent proposal from a Buddhist monk stirred a heated debate on social media last week. Is it merely a storm in a tea cup? The answer is no.

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Myanmar Buddhist radicalism fuels Thai push for state religion

The Bangkok Post, 4 Nov 2015

Bangkok, Thailand -- A campaign to enshrine Buddhism as Thailand's state religion has been galvanised by a radical Buddhist movement in neighbouring Myanmar that is accused of stoking religious tension, the leader of the Thai bid said.

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Can Burma Save Buddhism From the Politicians?

By Christian Caryl, Foreign Policy, October 30, 2015

An unholy alliance between the government and extremist Buddhist monks is threatening to derail the transition to democracy.

Yangon, Myanmar - There’s a specter haunting Burma. It’s the specter of politicized religion.

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UN chief hits out at Myanmar monks' 'hate speech'

The Bangkok Post, 3 Nov 2015

YANGON, Myanmar -- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hit out Monday at "extreme elements" in Myanmar who are sowing hate speech and bigotry towards religious minorities, days before the country votes in landmark elections.

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