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Sangha Meeting in May to Address ‘Defective’ Rules for Monks

10 March 2014

Members of Burma’s Sangha, the influential order of monks, will meet in May to consider revising the rules that the religious order lives by, the Myanmar Times reports. The fifth All Order Sangha Meeting will be the first in 19 years, and more than 2,500 monks are expected to attend the event in Rangoon. Though sources cited were short on specifics about what changes might be made, one Religious Affairs Ministry official said the meeting would address “defective” rules currently in place. “Rules will be changed in accordance with the current customs, times and circumstance. Some rules and regulations of the Sangha will be tightened up, while others will be loosened,” he said.