Vietnam’s Police Abuse Monk and Nun At An Cu Temple, Rob Follower of Her Motorcycle


According to a report sent by the Bhikkhu Thich Thien Phuc, Abbott of An Cu temple at Son Tra district, Danang city, on August 12, 2011, police and local government officials broke into the temple at night, causing havoc during the sacred Ullambana season. Mrs. Ho Thi Kim Chung, a Buddhist follower who visited the temple was followed to her home by police. At Mrs. Ho’s house, the police demanded her to show her identification and a policeman named Tran Quy Ngoc, ID 354-153, bluntly confiscated Mrs. Ho’s Honda motorcycle without any explanation or producing any document. It is known that the Honda motorcycle is Mrs Ho’s only means of transportation to get to her menial job to support her ailing parents.

On the morning of August 13, a large police force raided An Cu temple and expelled all followers from the temple, not allowing anyone to pay homage to the Buddha. At the same time, at Hoa Phuoc village, the police came to arrest a nun, Bhikkhuni Thich Nu Quang Y, at her praying hall. The nun Thich Nu Quang Y protested, put on her yellow monastic robe, and sat praying in front of the ancestor’s alter. However, the police still forcibly yanked the nun across the praying hall and threw her into a car, causing her skull, hands, feet, and forehead all swollen and bloody.

The communist government of Vietnam continues its slandering campaign against the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) by repeatedly playing propagandas on loud speakers, falsely accusing the Most Senior Venerable Thich Quang Do, UBCV’s Supreme Patriarch and Mr. Vo Van Ai, UBCV spokesman.