Monk: US wrong about Malaysia


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 25 Dec 2003

BUTTERWORTH: A senior Buddhist monk of Thai descent in Malaysia has refuted allegations by the United States that Malaysia intimidates minority religions in the country. 

Prakku Thiphat Bhamakij, of the Padang Pusing Wat in Pendang, Kedah, said yesterday the truth was that Buddhists of Thai descent here were free to practise their religious beliefs. 

“We don't know why this has surfaced but we do know that Thais are free to practise their beliefs, especially here in Kedah,” he said. 

He said the authorities never prevented Buddhists from performing their religious rituals. 

In fact, the Government also gave financial assistance to their houses of worship, he added. – Bernama  

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