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Buddhist protesters dial up the pressure

Reuters, Feb 28, 2006

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Buddhist "Dharma Army" protesters kept up their campaign for the resignation of Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday, the morning after the largest anti-Government rally in 14 years.

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Thailand: Dharma Army first to arrive at rally

By ThaiDay, February 26, 2006

Bangkok, Thailand -- The “Dharma Army” of the Santi Asoke sect were gearing up this morning for a possible marathon protest at Bangkok’s Sanam Luang, with thousands of its members ready to demand the resignation of Caretaker Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

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Mahamuni Temple Trustees Face Detention after Army Wireless Set Missing

Narinjara News, Feb 24, 2006

Arakan, Myanmar -- Trustees from Mahamuni temple, a historic Buddhist temple in Arakan, in Kyauktaw Township, are now facing the threat of detention after an army wireless set went missing inside the temple on 22 February 2006, said a son of a pagoda trustee in Kyauktaw.

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Kuala Lumpur's Buddhist Mahavihara listed as tourist site

By LIM SHIE-LYNN, The Star, February 20, 2006

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- The Buddhist Maha Vihara Temple in Brickfields here will be placed on the list of tourist must-see sites, said newly-appointed Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.

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2006 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Ven. Thich Quang Do arrested

The Buddhist Channel, February 16, 2006

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam -- An international Buddhist group, the International Buddhist Information Bureau says that Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam's (UBCV) Deputy leader Venerable Thich Quang Do was arrested by Security Police at the Ho Chi Minh City Station at 6.45pm (local time Vietnam +8GMT) on February 16, 2006. His current whereabouts are unknown.

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Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) leader released after monks hunger sit-in

The Buddhist Channel, February 17, 2006

Vietnamese Security Police release Buddhist deputy leader Thich Quang Do after 40 Buddhist monks stage hunger strike in Ho Chi Minh City Railway Station

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Makha Bucha in the rain

TNA, Feb 13, 2006

Bangklok, Thailand -- Many Buddhists in the capital and other provinces braved unseasonal sporadic rainstorms to give alms to monks to mark Makha Bucha Day today (Monday), a national holiday which marks the first sermon of the Lord Buddha following his Enlightenment.

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Thai youths value Makha Bucha Day more than Valentine's Day

TNA, Feb 13, 2006

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thai young people give more importance to Makha Bucha Day than Valentine's Day, according to a new poll on the eve of the western holiday known for expressing affection with heart-shaped greeting cards, red roses and chocolates.

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Buddhist patriarch highly estimates dialogue between religions in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Today, Feb 13, 2006

ASTANA, Kazakhstan -- Supreme Patriarch of Thailand H.H. Somdet Phra Buddhacharaya highly estimates the contribution of Kazakhstan into peace by means of organising the dialogue between religions and civilisations. He made such statement Saturday in a Thai Buddhist temple at a meeting with Bakhytbek Shabarbayev, charge d'affaires of RK in Thailand.

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Lotus products have promising growth both locally and overseas

TNA, Feb 10, 2006

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Lotus is one kind of popular plants whose products have a room to expand in both local and export markets, according to the Kasikorn Research Center.

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