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Dhammakaya crisis: The tip of the iceberg in Thai Buddhism

... will be purified by arresting the former abbot of Wat Dhammakaya, experts point out a lack of secularism and political tolerance is a ... of Sociology and Anthropology hosted a seminar “ Dhammakaya Crisis, Social Crisis? ” The panel discussed the ongoing ...

News - editor4 - 2017-03-17 08:35 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Media efforts to justify junta’s harassment of Dhammakaya

... three weeks, right-wing media have been demonising Wat Dhammakaya and justifying the junta’s crackdown by linking the sect to the ... Al Jazeera report on the Thai junta’s harassment of the Dhammakaya sect. The screen displayed a message “Programming will return ...

News - editor4 - 2017-03-06 15:27 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Dhammakaya monks stage hunger strike against junta harassment

... Monks and worshippers of the Dhammakaya sect have staged a protest against orders for the arrest of their ... On 22 February 2017, Ai Petthong, a representative of Dhammakaya followers, told the media that the authorities have prohibited ...

News - editor4 - 2017-02-23 12:15 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Emergency powers abused at Wat Dhammakaya: lawyers

... the ongoing clash between authorities and monks at Wat Dhammakaya.   On 20 February 2017, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights ... to cease the use of special powers in its raid of Wat Dhammakaya. The statement condemns authorities’ excessive use of force and ...

News - editor4 - 2017-02-23 12:46 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

14-year-old Dhammakaya disciple detained for protesting Section 44

... that they have arrested a 14-year-old disciple of the Dhammakaya Temple for protesting against the junta’s use of Section 44 to tighten control around the Dhammakaya complex. On 15 March 2017, police officers of Khlong Luang ...

News - editor2 - 2017-03-17 11:32 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Soldiers detain red shirt near Dhammakaya temple

... red shirt group at a market close to the Dhammakaya temple and told him not to enter the area again or risk ... in Pathum Thani Province. The market is close to the Dhammakaya temple and is currently used by Dhammakaya monks and disciples as a gathering point. During interrogation, ...

News - editor2 - 2017-03-06 12:40 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Military detains political dissident at Dhammakaya temple

... have detained an anti-junta political dissident at the Dhammakaya Temple complex. At 4 pm on 2 March 2017, about 10 soldiers and ... participant anti-junta political activities, at the Dhammakaya Temple in Pathum Thani Province, north of Bangkok. About two ...

News - editor2 - 2017-03-03 14:21 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

SULAK SIVARAKSA: Institution of Monarchy and lese majeste

... proceedings against the leader of the Bangkok-based Dhammakaya Buddhist Sect. That would surely be a deliberate and fraudulent act ...

News - prachatai - 2008-11-12 00:00 - 197 comments - 0 attachments

Dhammakaya to sue Trasher for party ‘blasphemy’

... apologized for lampooning the controversial Buddhist sect Dhammakaya at a party Saturday night following threats of legal action by the ... and its leader wanted on embezzlement charges, the Dhammakaya sect said it was preparing a defamation suit against party organizer ...

News - editor2 - 2016-05-31 16:49 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Thailand: Junta entrenched 3 years after coup

... provided by military authorities about the  raid on Dhammakaya Temple , the army’s  killing of a teenage ethnic Lahu ...

News - editor2 - 2017-05-22 10:27 - 0 comments - 0 attachments