Burmese Protest Thai Takeover of Monastery

Burmese Protest Thai Takeover of Monastery – The Irrawaddy, July 11, 2012
Around 150 Burmese residents of Chiang Mai protested on Monday against plans by Thailand’s Department of Religion (DOR) to hand over the Wat Sai Moon monastery to a Thai abbot.
The monastery, which has been a cornerstone of the local Burmese community for generations, has had a long succession of Burmese abbots. According to its record book, the last 10 abbots have been Burmese. The latest, U Arthaba, died last year…

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