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NLA’s subcommittee on religious affairs hosts seminar on anti-corruption through religion

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NLA’s subcommittee on religious affairs hosts seminar on anti-corruption through religion

Kitti Cheevasittiyanon

BANGKOK, 13 March 2016 (NNT) – A subcommittee under the National Legislative Assembly has hosted a seminar to discuss religion and the fight against corruption.

The NLA’s subcommittee on religious affairs, which is under the committee on religions, arts, culture and tourism, joined the Young Buddhists Association of Thailand under royal patronage in organizing the seminar, which was entitled "the Role of Religion in Anti-Corruption".

The seminar was planned to help rid Thailand of corruption through the promotion of public awareness related to the threat of graft while encouraging all religions to join the government and play an important role in the fight against corruption at all levels.

Privy Council President Gen. Prem Tinsulanonda, chaired the opening ceremony and delivered a special speech, which discussed how Thais can lend a hand in the clampdown on corruption which is a long term committment.

Gen. Prem also expressed his belief that all five major religions in Thailand: Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism and Sikhism can be part of the mechanism to teach people to engage in such an effort, while stressing the importance of family-level engagement in instilling ethics and morals in the minds of people in order to prevent graft.

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They have got to be joking with this? Thailand's idea of Buddhism promotes corruption even within its own temples.

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Ball, ong grass, kicking.

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They have got to be joking with this? Thailand's idea of Buddhism promotes corruption even within its own temples.

You beat me to it.

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Yes, that is the solution!

Fight corruption in the secular sector with religion.

Lucky lottery numbers anyone? Just ask your neighborhood abbot and he will dispense them for a small donation that will make you feel better - and the temple as well.

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Thai Buddhism is as commercial as any shopping centre and the monks are into all sorts of schemes including criminal activity.

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"the Role of Religion in Anti-Corruption"

It would turn out much more trustworthy to hold a seminar entitled: "the Role of Religion in Corruption"

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