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Monks in Sri Lanka to turn off temple lights to protest...

"With the increase in the cost of electricity it seems that the government wants to punish religious places,” said a monk

Nearly 5 dozen Buddhist monks detained in Myanmar since military coup

Monks who peacefully protest junta rule face arrest and other forms of harassment

Vietnamese religious leader appeals five-year sentence

Le Tung Van from the Peng Lei House Buddhist Church was sentenced on July 21 on charges of "abusing democratic freedoms"

Nearly 40 Buddhist clergy killed and 40 jailed since Myanmar coup

The 38 monks and one nun were killed between Feb. 1, 2021 — the day the military seized power — and mid-April 2022

Hardline Buddhist monks back pro-junta militias in Myanmar, says report

A report on Radio Free Asia said the monks have even undergone weapons training clad in saffron robes

Monks flee temples in eastern Myanmar as fighting intensifies

The UN said more than half the population of Loikaw township has been internally displaced

Cambodian monk seeks overseas asylum after release from detention in Thailand

Ven. Bor Bet had taken refuge in Thailand in November 2020 to avoid arrest for joining protests in Phnom Penh

Activist Cambodian monk defrocked, arrested in Thailand

Several activists have been incarcerated in a wider crackdown by Hun Sen on the political opposition and civil society

Cambodia’s Hun Sen cuts Buddhist festival short as COVID-19 cases rise

Cambodia canceled the festival in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Hun Sen previously said that this year festivals could continue

Cambodia halts ‘Festival of the Dead’ after COVID outbreak

Cambodia largely avoided the spread of the pandemic last year but surging infections since have seen more than 105,000 cases

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