Thein Sein helps to donate Buddha images to flood victims

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Burma’s President Thein Sein is pictured with 9-inch tall Buddha images that will be donated to victims of the recent floods in Burma caused by Cyclone Komen. This is clearly connected to the Burmese Buddhist practice of yadaya. Buddhism is protective and averts danger. In the past the Burmese military have been preoccupied with the construction of stupas in order to preserve power and avert danger and instability.

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