Vietnam Buddhist Sangha suggests virtual Vu Lan gatherings Society

Vietnam Buddhist Sangha suggests virtual Vu Lan gatherings

The Executive Council of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) has requested VBS provincial and municipal executive boards, training establishments, and places of worship to organise Vu Lan Festival 2020 in the virtual form amid the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19.
Vietjet flies Vietnamese citizens home from Myanmar Society

Vietjet flies Vietnamese citizens home from Myanmar

Vietjet coordinated with the Embassy of Vietnam in Myanmar and the two countries’ authorities to operate a special flight bringing 240 Vietnamese citizens from Myanmar back home safely on May 21 in line with the decisions of the two governments.
Deputy PM extends congratulations on Buddha’s birthday Society

Deputy PM extends congratulations on Buddha’s birthday

On behalf of Party and State leaders, Politburo member and Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh on May 6 visited and congratulated the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) Central Committee, monks, nuns, and followers on the Buddha’s 2564th birthday.
Thailand to increase COVID-19 tests on at-risk groups World

Thailand to increase COVID-19 tests on at-risk groups

The number of COVID-19 tests on at-risk groups, such as healthcare workers, migrants and new prisoners, is expected to double next month, in line with the Thai government's efforts to contain the virus, according to the Department of Disease Control (CDC).
Deputy PM congratulates Khmer people on traditional New Year festival Society

Deputy PM congratulates Khmer people on traditional New Year festival

Politburo member and Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh offered congratulations to Khmer Theravada Buddhist monks and followers on the traditional Chol Chnam Thmay Festival and Buddha’s birthday during a visit to Candaransi Pagoda in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, on April 26.
Khmer ethnic group celebrates festival amid COVID-19 Society

Khmer ethnic group celebrates festival amid COVID-19

In an effort to join hands with the people in the country to prevent and combat COVID-19 epidemic, Khmer people in the Mekong Delta, particularly in Soc Trang province are celebrating their new year festival - Chol Chnam Thmay - in a spirit of anti-epidemic, while still preserving their traditional culture and ensuring safety for the community.
Vinh Long officials visit Khmer community to mark new year festival Society

Vinh Long officials visit Khmer community to mark new year festival

Representatives from the Party Committee, People’s Committee, People’s Council, and Fatherland Front Committee of the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long presented gifts to Khmer people on the occasion of the ethnic minority group’s Chol Chnam Thmay (New Year) festival on April 13.