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Buddhist Authorities in Myanmar Warn Outspoken Monk to Adhere to Ban on Public Sermons

by Kyaw Thu, RFA’s Myanmar Service, March 20, 2017



Yangon, Myanmar
-- Religious authorities in Myanmar’s Mandalay have warned the outspoken and controversial leader of an ultranationalist Buddhist movement to not give sermons under a one-year ban on making public speeches because of his repeated hate speech and anti-Muslim rhetoric, a religious official said Monday.   More





Thai authorities seek to defrock scandal-hit Buddhist abbot
by Oliver Holmes, The Guardian, 10 March 2017

Ruling junta has kept Dhammakaya temple under siege for nearly three weeks in bid to find monk wanted for money laundering

Bangkok, Thailand
-- Thailand’s highest religious body has begun a process that could defrock a Buddhist abbot wanted for money laundering, escalating a conflict between the military government and a hugely popular temple.  More


‘Buddhism relevant in today’s era’
by Amarnath Tewary, The Hindu, March 19, 2017

Patna, India -- At Nalanda conclave, President Mukherjee says no part of the world is free from scourge of violence.  More


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