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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:04 pm 
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A prominent Buddhist monk in Rangoon, who actively supports democracy activists, and recently met with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her visit to Burma, is now under increasing pressure from the official Buddhist monkhood, and looks set to be defrocked.

The news of Ashin Pyinna Thiha's potential humiliation has sent shockwaves across the city, and protesters have gathered at his monastery to show their concern.

A few months ago, Ashin Pyinna Thiha of the Sadhu Pariyatti Monastery, turned his monastery Kyeemyindine Township in Rangoon into a venue for popular political events that were even attended by foreign diplomats. More recently he hosted an event marking the 20th anniversary of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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