N obel Peace Prize nominee the Venerable Preah Maha Ghosa-nanda said he would go
ahead with his proposed Dhamayietra peace walk on Pailin even if the Khmer Rouge
deny him permission to enter the stronghold.
Ghosananda said "Even if
they [KR] refuse [to let us enter Pailin] we will go near there. We will
distribute Buddhist scriptures and tell them to stop fighting and to start
living in peace together."
The peace march is planned for April 24 to May
24 and sets out from Battambang province. Marchers will carry young trees to
reforest KR areas.