MAY 6: “The government will look into the problem of foreign Buddhist monks facing difficulty in obtaining Malaysian visa to enter the country” Minister in the Prime Minister’s department P.Waythamoorthy said on Sunday night (5 May) while addressing a Buddhist gathering.
The issue was highlighted to the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department YB Senator P. Waytha Moorthy at the Buddhist Gem Fellowship dinner held on the night of 5th May, attended by more than 1,000 Buddhists from the three main streams of the religion.
These visiting monks are asked to produce various documents, including proof of their finances and place of stay in the country, but many are unable to produce these documents due to various legitimate reasons.
“This should not have happened. Buddhists monks are people who have renounced worldly life and do not carry cash when they travel and are mainly sponsored by local Buddhist organisations including their place of stay. This issue has to be rectified at the soonest,” said the Minister.
The Minister is confident that the government will find an amicable solution to this issue.