Sheikhul Islam Office holds seminar on minority Islamic groups in ASEAN


BANGKOK, 29 July 2015, The Sheikhul Islam Office, Ramkhamhaeng University, and Islamic-related networks yesterday held a seminar on teaching His Majesty the King’s Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy among minority Islamic groups in Thailand and other ASEAN member nations.

According to Sheikhul Islam of Thailand Aziz Phitakkumpon, the revered philosophy would reduce the number of violent incidents in the Deep South. He said that Islamic lifestyles may be foreign to the larger community, as Islam is a minority religion in Thailand. Mr. Aziz said that people must be well informed of Islamic beliefs, in order create a peaceful atmosphere for all.

Meanwhile, Ramkhamhaeng University Rector Wuttisak Lapcharoensap echoed the spiritual leader’s opinion, saying the seminar paves the way for all to co-exist in the multifaith ASEAN community.