Rally against Thai temple siege

Myanmar Buddhist nationalists rallying outside the Thai Embassy in Yangon yesterday to protest against the Thai government's siege of the controversial Dhammakaya temple as officers search for an elderly monk - the temple's former abbot, Phra Dhammac
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Myanmar Buddhist nationalists rallying outside the Thai Embassy in Yangon yesterday to protest against the Thai government's siege of the controversial Dhammakaya temple as officers search for an elderly monk - the temple's former abbot, Phra Dhammachayo - accused of massive embezzlement. Over 100 people, including dozens of robe-clad monks, gathered waving Buddhist and national flags. "If the monastery is destroyed, the Buddhist religion will disappear in Thailand," said protesting monk Thu Mingala.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 25, 2017, with the headline 'Rally against Thai temple siege'. Print Edition | Subscribe