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News Thailand Religion: 'Buddhist heritage': Pakistan, Thailand seek to promote religious tourism

Published on: Tuesday 29 October 2019
'Buddhist heritage': Pakistan, Thailand seek to promote religious tourism
News source: https://tribune.com.pk/story/2089814/1-buddhist-heritage-pakistan-thailand-seek-promote-religious-tourism/

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is making efforts to increase religious tourism in the country with the common message of peace, harmony, and understanding among all religions. This was stated by Foreign ...

News Thailand Religion: Why Thai Muslims Don’t Celebrate Loy Krathong (But Christians Do)

Published on: Thursday 07 November 2019
Why Thai Muslims Don’t Celebrate Loy Krathong (But Christians Do)
News source: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/featured/2019/11/08/why-thai-muslims-dont-celebrate-loy-krathong-but-christians-do/

Another Muslim, 21-year-old Pitchaya Vimonthammawath, echoed a similar message, “My family and friends told me that it’s not for us, and not our place or business, but for Thai Buddhists.” On the ...

News Thailand Religion: Thailand can 'do more' for Rohingya

Published on: Monday 04 November 2019
Thailand can 'do more' for Rohingya
News source: https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1787449/thailand-can-do-more-for-rohingya

Muhammad Faruk Khan, chairman of Bangladesh's parliamentary committee on foreign affairs, shares his views on the repatriation of Rohingya refugees in light of the 35th Asean Summit and Related Summits in Bangkok and Nonthaburi, which ended on Monday, in an exclusive interview with the Bangkok Post.

News Thailand Religion: The UFO seekers flocking to a remote Thai hilltop in search of Buddhist aliens

Published on: Saturday 05 October 2019
The UFO seekers flocking to a remote Thai hilltop in search of Buddhist aliens
News source: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/thailand-ufo-buddhist-aliens/index.html

A hilltop in central Thailand is attracting UFO seekers who believe extraterrestrials hover above a huge statue of Buddha. We meet with some of these followers and find out why officials are cracking down on their activities.

News Thailand Religion: UFO sightings: Thai group claims alien visitors at a religious sight on a secluded hilltop

Published on: Tuesday 08 October 2019
UFO sightings: Thai group claims alien visitors at a religious sight on a secluded hilltop
News source: https://www.ibtimes.co.uk/ufo-sightings-thai-group-claims-alien-visitors-religious-sight-secluded-hilltop-1670054

This forced the Thai government officials to ban crowding as well as an overnight stay in these ... the publication spoke to Buddhist scholar Veeranut Rojanaprapa, who has a Ph.D. in philosophy and ...

News Thailand Religion: Widow of British man choked to death at a hotel in Thailand says their son asks after his father

Published on: Friday 06 September 2019
Widow of British man choked to death at a hotel in Thailand says their son asks after his father
News source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7438127/Widow-British-man-choked-death-hotel-Thailand-says-son-asks-father.html

‘He felt the philosophy was similar to the Sikh religion because it made one think of your actions ... Mrs Bajaj said she left Thailand on the same day her husband died and did not know Bullman had ...

News Thailand Religion: Prem Tinsulanonda was a trusted royal aide. So who will be the new Thai King’s counsel?

Published on: Sunday 08 September 2019
Prem Tinsulanonda was a trusted royal aide. So who will be the new Thai King’s counsel?
News source: https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/opinion/article/3026338/prem-tinsulanonda-was-trusted-royal-aide-so-who-will-be-new-thai

However, whereas Bhumibol’s prestige increased, Prem – and the Thai establishment in general – arguably failed to adjust to new social realities. Certainly, Prem’s insistence on a state rooted in the ...

News Thailand Religion: The Movers List: Khadijah Safari is helping women smash through the barriers by bringing religion and MMA together

Published on: Thursday 05 September 2019
The Movers List: Khadijah Safari is helping women smash through the barriers by bringing religion and MMA together
News source: https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/the-movers-list/the-movers-list-lucozade-khadijah-safari-women-in-sport-mma-religion-a9094176.html

Khadijah Safari’s path to becoming the founder of a thriving martial arts organisation was born more out of necessity than ambition. “I converted to Islam in 2009 and didn’t want to train in a mixed-sex gym anymore,” says Khadijah, a 5'4" black belt in Muay Thai boxing. “I decided to set up my own females-only class in west London, so created flyers and just went up to women

News Thailand Religion: Sogyal Rinpoche Dies; Tibetan Buddhist Lama Felled by Abuse Accusations

Published on: Sunday 01 September 2019
Sogyal Rinpoche Dies; Tibetan Buddhist Lama Felled by Abuse Accusations
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/01/obituaries/sogyal-rinpoche-dies.html

Sogyal Rinpoche, a charismatic Tibetan Buddhist teacher and best-selling author who abruptly retired after several of his students accused him of multiple acts of sexual, physical and emotional abuse, ...

News Thailand Religion: Thailand's Miseducation

Published on: Thursday 05 September 2019
Thailand's Miseducation
News source: https://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/1744129/thailands-miseducation

The conventional notion is that you can rely on textbooks as your source of basic knowledge on a subject matter that you're interested in, but that it isn't always the case in Thailand. You see, some Thai books or educational materials don't seem to care much about being factually correct and, sometimes, politically correct, too. Here are some recent examples for your miseducation.

News Thailand Religion: Politics, corruption are Thailand's biggest problems: Suan Dusit Poll

Published on: Saturday 20 April 2019
News source: https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1664720/politics-corruption-are-thailands-biggest-problems-suan-dusit-poll

Asked what they love and cherish most about the country, 43.07% of the respondents cited the nation, religion and monarchy; 33.68% Thai culture, tradition and identity; 27.88% the family institution; ...

News Thailand Religion: Things you need to know about Thailand’s first royal coronation since 1950

Published on: Thursday 02 May 2019
News source: https://www.timeout.com/bangkok/art/things-you-need-to-know-about-thailands-first-royal-coronation-since-1950

The Thai royal coronation is influenced by various religions and cultures, and comprises practices aimed at blessing and elevating the status of the king to a divine level. Photos: Queen Sirikit in ...

News Thailand Religion: Five ways Thailand's new king has made his mark

Published on: Thursday 02 May 2019
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/five-ways-thailands-king-made-mark-064408835.html

Thailand became a constitutional monarchy in 1932 during a ... with words of blessing to the kingdom and reminding Thais to remain loyal to the "nation, religion, king".