Monks to stay in three southernmost
provinces during Buddhist Lent - translated and
summarized from Thai Rath, July 25, 2007
347 monks nationwide are going to the three southernmost provinces and will stay there during the Buddhist Lent as several temples have been left abandoned due to fear of violent attacks. Deputy Chief Aide-de-Camp General to Her Majesty the Queen Gen. Napon Bunthap on July 25 took 126 monks to Narathiwat Airport by a C130 plane. The project was initiated by Her Majesty the Queen, who worried about Buddhist Thais in the three southernmost provinces. Under the same project, 96 monks are going to Wat Kuhaphimuk in Amphur Muang of Yala Province and will stay at local temples in the province.
Right: 96 monks are going to stay at temples in Yala Province. They are carrying bags, printed with the phrase “Su Woi!” (meaning Fight!).
(Photo: Thai Rath)