The state controlled Maha Nayaka Council sent a directive to Shwe Nya Wah Sayadaw, Abbot of the Sardu Pariyatti Monastery in Kyeemyindine Township. The subject of the directive was headlined as “Action to be taken on U Pyinnya Thiha, Abbot of Shwe Nya Wah”.
“I am facing pressure that may change my life completely or destroy everything that I have built in my lifetime,” said Ashin Pyinnya Thiha of the Sardu Pariyatti Monastery in Kyeemyindine Township, speaking at a ceremony held at the monastery on Saturday to mark the 20th anniversary of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’ being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
The Abbot was accused of giving a sermon at the Mandalay Headquarters of the National League for Democracy (NLD) on November 20, 2011, and hence to be evicted from his premises. He was cited under three breaches/offenses of insubordination as well including the order prohibiting preaching/rendering sermons in the premises of Shwe Nya Wah monastery.
The directive mentioned no specivic date for eviction, though the Chairman of the Order – Bahmo Sayadaw (Abbot) – would be visiting Shwe Nya Wah monastery at 1:00 PM tomorrow afternoon for that matter according to an 88 Generation Students member Ko Ko Gyi (San Chaung) as told to YPI.
Police has already arrived and entered the monastery where 1.000 monks are living and study. Today around one hundred monks and students approached the monastery to find out more about the situation.
Copies of the eviction directive were sent to the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Division Administrative Officers, Township Administrative Offices and Director Generals under Ministry of Religious Affairs and dated December 12, 2011.
U Pyinnya Thiha Sayadaw, 48, is already banned from giving Dhamma talks for one year . U Panyarthiha is known to be a very brave monk. He organized help for the victims of Cyclone Nargis with the 1000 monks and students from his university. He criticized the military regime openly when after cyclone Nargis hit Burma the regime closed up the affected areas and kept the donated money for themselves.
He was the only Buddhist monk given audience by US Secretary of State Clinton among other social and political activists during her historical visit in Burma on December 2nd.
The Abbot is the only Buddhist monk who allowed 88 Generation Students events, former political prisoners and their families reunions in the premises of his monastery.
Also, the National Day Remembrance and gathering of former political prisoners occasions were held every first of the month in the premises of Shwe Nya Wah monastery and including the 20th anniversary of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 1991 as well.
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