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  • Sep 21, 2014
  • Updated: 11:17pm


Call for visa crackdown on bogus Buddhist monks

One police source familiar with a rising trend of bogus Buddhist monks visiting Hong Kong as "professional beggars" said they may be violating their three-month visitor visas.

Sunday, 24 February, 2013, 3:43pm 3 comments

Bogus monks' nightly pub crawl with begging bowls

In Lan Kwai Fong on Friday, a monk dressed in an orange robe was seen begging for alms by tapping men on the shoulder. 

24 Feb 2013 - 5:02am 1 comment

Monk blames Myanmar's military for Rohingya unrest

Buddhist monk Ashin Gambira, who was a top leader of the 2007 "saffron revolution" against Myanmar's junta regime, has blamed the military for the ongoing ethnic unrest in the country's Rakhine state.

Gambira also criticised the monks in Mandalay who recently demonstrated demanding the deportation of all Rohingya, the Muslim people living in Rakhine

7 Sep 2012 - 2:12am

Saffron swindle

Please don't judge me, brothers and sisters, if you see me acting in an unenlightened manner towards what appears to be a Buddhist monk late at night in Central.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Clampdown urged on 'migrant monks'

The Communist Party's mouthpiece newspaper in Tibet yesterday called for greater control over 'migrant monks' and the reincarnation of living Buddhas.

20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Monks plan independent tally of dead

Monks from Serda Lharong monastery in Sichuan are hoping to collate and compare the number of bodies handled by temples in Yushu county so an accurate quake death toll can be determined.

20 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Kingdom of Ten Thousand Things

Kingdom of Ten Thousand Things

by Gary Geddes

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29 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Temple monks saved by Buddha's birthday

Two monks sit beside a mountain road contemplating all the temple property that rolled down the hill in Monday's earthquake.

One of them picks up a slab that used to bear the name of their religious centre. Only two words, ji xiang, meaning lucky, remain. The rest were smashed by falling debris.

18 May 2008 - 12:00am

Monks stage protest

Four monks accused of stealing donations from Macau's world heritage A-Ma Temple staged a silent sit-in yesterday, claiming they were unfairly kicked out.

The protest was condemned by visitors and temple managers for damaging the reputation of the 500-year-old religious landmark.

5 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

the winning tactic

Enter a world of swords and sorcery with Dungeons & Dragons Tactics, a strategy-based role-playing game from British developer Kuju Entertainment and published by Atari exclusively for the PlayStation Portable system.

9 Sep 2007 - 12:00am