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Buddhist Patriarchs Ban Rallies, But Activist Monks March Forth

By Ben Sokhean, The Cambodia Daily, December 8, 2014

Phnom Penh, Cambodia -- A nationwide human rights march hit another roadblock over the weekend when activists and monks were reportedly prevented from sleeping in pagodas across the country, while the country’s two Buddhist sects released a statement Friday forbidding monks from taking part in public demonstrations.

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Malaysian Buddhist leader joins interfaith pact to end slavery

The Star (Reuters), Dec 4, 2014

The Vatican -- Datuk K Sri Dhammaratana, the Maha Nayaka Thera of Malaysia, joins world religious leaders in signing a declaration to end modern day slavery.

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Beware when donating to Puzhao Buddhist Vihara

Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia, Nov 7, 2014

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia -- Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (YBAM) warns the public to be cautious when donating to Puzhao Buddhist Vihara in order to prevent fraud.

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First Buddhist Nuns' Novitiate Program held at Subang Jaya Buddhist Association

The Buddhist Channel, Nov 10, 2014

Subang Jaya, Malaysia -- The first Buddhist Nuns’ Novitiate Programme in the Theravada Tradition will be held from November 7 - 16 2014 at the Subang Jaya Buddhist Association. This is the first time a programme such as this is held in Malaysia.

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Iconic Anime Character Painted on Buddhist Temple

by Brian Ashcraft, http://kotaku.com, Oct 15, 2014

Bangkok, Thailand -- A 700 year-old Buddhist temple in Thailand contains something visitors might find unusual: a blue robotic cartoon cat from the future. That's right, iconic anime character Doraemon.

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Buddhist Institute Is Safe, Minister Tells National Assembly

By Khuon Narim, The Cambodia Daily, October 12, 2014

Phnom Penh, Cambodia -- Despite being hemmed in by construction on all sides as NagaWorld expands its casino empire in Phnom Penh, the Buddhist Institute will not be sold off or rented out, Cults and Religion Minister Min Khin told a National Assembly commission on Thursday.

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Monks March to Protect Buddhist Institute

By Khuon Narim, Combodian Daily, October 4, 2014

Phnom Penh, Cambodia -- Hundreds of Buddhist monks marched through Phnom Penh on Friday, demanding an end to construction in and around the Buddhist Institute, which is quickly being surrounded by structures and construction sites belonging to the NagaCorp.

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Buddhist pilgrimage with a difference

by Sanitsuda Ekachai, The Bangkok Post, Sept 21, 2014

A spiritual journey to four holy sites in India and Nepal offers a much greater chance for deeper reflection than the usual tours

Bangkok, Thailand -- As a producer of dhamma TV programmes, Somnuek Khemacheeva has visited holy Buddhist sites in India several times as part of her work. As a devout Buddhist practitioner, however, she found the so-called “pilgrimages” that millions of Buddhist Thais make each year to India are quite spiritually superficial.

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Yala ISOC arranges ‘Buddhist-Muslim Families Tighten

NNT, Sept 6, 2014

YALA, Thailand -- Yala Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) has held a ‘Buddhist-Muslim Families, Tighten Relationship Project’ in cooperation with the Yala Special Unit, National Office of Buddhism in order to encourage the faithful of both religions, to brainstorm answers to the problem of southern unrest.

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Indonesia tightens security at world’s largest Buddhist temple after ISIS threat

RT, August 23, 2014

Jogjakarta, Indonedia -- Indonesian police have been put on alert at the Borobudur Temple after a threat against the world’s biggest Buddhist temple and UNESCO World heritage Site was made on Facebook by Islamic State supporters.

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