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Myanmar Buddhists protest raid on scandal-hit Thai temple

Myanmar Buddhists protest raid on scandal-hit Thai temple

February 24, 2017

YANGON, Feb 24 — Myanmar Buddhist nationalists rallied outside the Thai embassy in Yangon today to condemn the Thai government’s siege of the controversial Dhammakaya temple as officers search for an elderly monk accused of massive embezzlement. The sprawling Bangkok temple, which houses the headquarters of the breakaway Dhammakaya sect, has been flooded this week with thousands of police and soldiers hunting for its 72-year-old former abbot Phra Dhammachayo. The elderly monk,... Read more

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A policewoman guards Philippine Senator Leila De Lima as she gestures a sign that means ‘Laban’ (Fight) sign after appearing at a court on drug related charges in Muntinlupa, Metro Manila February 24, 2017. — Reuters pic

A policewoman guards Philippine Senator Leila De Lima as she gestures a sign that means ‘Laban’ (Fight) sign after appearing at a court on drug related charges in Muntinlupa, Metro Manila February 24, 2017. — Reuters pic Read More