Archive for the ‘Bhuddist’ Category

Deal for Hmong reburial reached with Thailand

October 12, 2007

ST. PAUL (AP) – A national delegation of Hmong representatives has negotiated a deal with Thai officials for the reburial of 211 Hmong bodies that were exhumed from the grounds of a Buddhist monastery in Thailand two years ago.

Michael Yang, a member of a national Hmong delegation that returned from Thailand this week, announced that the verbal agreement had been reached.

Related:
Thailand’s Criminal Abuse of Refugees: a Shameful 30+ Year Saga

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http://www.leadertelegram.com/story-news_local.asp?id=BEK5NNSF7BG

Bush to honor Dalai Lama; China objects

October 11, 2007

WASHINGTON (AP) — Risking heightened tensions with China, President Bush will attend a ceremony to award Congress’ highest civilian honor to the Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader whom Beijing reviles as a separatist.

Bush will go to the Capitol on Wednesday to speak at the presentation of the Congressional Gold Medal, whose recipients have included Mother Teresa, former South African President Nelson Mandela, Pope John Paul II and Ronald and Nancy Reagan. The president also will welcome the Dalai Lama in the White House residence Tuesday.

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http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2007-10-11-dalai-lama_N.htm?csp=34