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Family worship place in Long An province under investigation

The Department of Public Security of southern Long An province has decided to commence legal proceedings against individuals involved in wrongdoings at “Tinh that bong lai”, a family Buddhist worship place.

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The establishment has called for support from donors at home and abroad for the children under the cover of caring for orphans, affecting social security and order and causing public concern. 

 

Colonel Van Cong Minh, deputy director of the department, said the case is being brought to light as its founder, Cao Thi Cuc, took advantages of religions and charitable activities for her own benefits.

Earlier, the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) in Long An affirmed that the establishment, now named "Thien am ben bo vu tru", is not under the management of the VBS’s Long An chapter, and those living there are not Buddhist monks and nuns.

Initial investigations reveal that 62-year-old Cuc has turned the nearly 2,000sq.m land lot in Hoa Khanh Tay commune, Duc Hoa district, into a family worship place after purchasing it in 2014.

A 90-year-old man, named Le Tung Van, moved in to live with Cuc in 2015, earning his living on child adoption.

In fact, most of the children the group announced to be orphans or homeless are living with their mothers in the worship place that accommodates 18 people, of whom six are with their mothers.

The establishment has called for support from donors at home and abroad for the children under the cover of caring for orphans, affecting social security and order and causing public concern.

Notably, the group has used different social network accounts to publish video clips distorting the fact about the case./.

Source: VNA

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