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Myanmar: Buddhist monastery may expel monk for democracy activism

December 16, 2011

A Buddhist community in Myanmar is threatening to expel a monk who has been involved with the movement to promote democracy in the Asian country.

The Sadhu Parivatti monastery, with strong support from the military regime, scolded the monk, Ashin Pyinna Thiha, for being “disobedient,” after he attended demonstrations organized by opponents of the government and participated in a ceremony honoring Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.


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