Buddhism Protection Center of Thailand wants Buddhism to be stated as national religion

ThaisNews, April 10, 2007

Bangkok, Thailand -- The Secretary-General of the Buddhism Protection Center of Thailand, Phra Tepvisutthikawee , wants the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) to state Buddhism as the national religion in the new charter.

The Buddhism Protection Center of Thailand joined the Network of Buddhist Organizations in front of the Parliament on Apr 8, calling for the CDC to declare Buddhism as the national religion in the constitutional draft.

Phra Tepvisutthikawee also asked the CDC members to stop criticizing the proposals of public members to the mass media and said if they could not accept the proposals, they should resign and let people who are more capable to work in their positions instead.

Nevertheless, Phra Tepvisutthikawee says the Buddhism Protection Center of Thailand is ready to fully support the CDC if the proposals have been accepted. He says the Buddhism Protection Center of Thailand will organize a big meeting in Sanam Luang on April 16th, 2007. He says some members have already gathered at Sanam Luang.

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