Ven. Ashin Pyinyar Thiha, who recently met US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her historic visit to Burma, says he received a letter from a government-backed council of Buddhist elders.
Ashin Pyinyar Thiha told the French news agency he will appeal the decision. In recent months the Sadhu monastery has held a series of political events. Burma's new government took over in March and has shown tentative steps toward democratic reform. More