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Safety measures for Buddhist monks in Thai Muslim south

By Max Constant, Anadolu Agency, 26 July 2015


Monks often targeted by insurgents who see them as symbols of Thai state, reminder of past attempts to forcefully convert Malay Muslims

Bangkok, Thailand -- Thailand’s military has officially asked local administrations in the insurgency-plagued Muslim south to implement a series of special safety measures for Buddhist monks, a day after a fatal attack during an alms gathering round.  More





China to expand 1,943-year-old Buddhist temple
by Jagriti Kumari, One India, July 27, 2015
Beijing, China -- China is all set to expand country's oldest Buddhist temple in Henan Province in the country, media reported.   More


Phuket two-day booze ban for Buddhist holidays to include hotels
by Supatra Sutham, ThaiVisa.com, July 27, 2015

Phuket, Thailand -- Bars and restaurants across the island will be forced to refrain from selling alcohol on Thursday and Friday (July 30-31) as the nation marks the Buddhist holidays Asarnha Bucha Day and Khao Phansa (Buddhist Lent).  More


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