Truong Sa praised for devotion to sovereignty

“We are proud of the generations of Vietnamese, past and present, of the Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago, for overcoming fierce natural challenges and being ready to sacrifice their lives to protect the sovereignty of the nation’s sea and islands,” said a FM official.

Kien Giang: Buddhist monks convene congress

The fifth congress of representatives of the Association for Solidarity of Patriotic Buddhist Bonzes – the 2009-2014 tenure--opened in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang on January 27 with the participation of over 400 delegates.

Authorities not intervene in religious affairs, says official

Lam Dong provincial People’s Committee Deputy Chairman Nguyen Ngoc Dong said local authorities had never intervened in the clash last year between Lang Mai Zen practitioners with Buddhist followers as it was purely a “dispute between different religious factions.”