Case No. 29/2017: WORLD PEACE PRIZE AWARDING COUNCIL (WPPAC)
LEGAL ACT ON Wan Ko Yee and Bhaddanta Kumarabhivamsa
On August 25, 2017, an Act of International Approval was written in response of the warm and humble answer of Dr Han Min Su, co-founder of the WORLD PEACE PRIZE AWARDING COUNCIL (WPPAC), who responded to the Ethics Committee’s Judgment by expressing interest on the possibility that the International Buddhist Ethics Committee and Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights operates as a supervisory and adviser Committee to provide guidance to the World Peace Prize Awarding Council (WPPAC) in order to prevent that possible peace prizes are incorrectly given in the future.
However, Dr Han Min Su and the members of WPPAC are again reminded that they are not appropriately responding concerning the annulment of the peace prize given to Bhaddanta Kumarabhivamsa, who is the chairman of the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee, an organization which was judged for crimes against humanity and complicity with genocide in Myanmar. On multiple occasions the International Buddhist Ethics Committee has declared the absolute nullity of the peace prize given to Bhaddanta Kumarabhivamsa, although the WPPAC has only decided to respond to a possible annulment of the award given to Wan Ko Yee (who uses the alias H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III).
It is therefore confirmed that if the WPPAC annuls both illegitimate prizes given over to Wan Ko Yee and Bhaddanta Kumarabhivamsa, who respectively are responsible for fraud and crimes against peace, then the International Buddhist Ethics Committee may establish a link of ethical guide with WPPAC in future nominations. But the WPPAC must urgently understand the fact that these charges are very serious, since the criminal activities in which Bhaddanta Kumarabhivamsa has participated as President of the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee constitute a complete violation of International Law and the Human Right to Peace. There is something far more terrible than Evil: the fact that Evil is rewarded as if it were Goodness. Thus, WPPAC should attempt to remedy this error as urgently as possible. In case this injustice is resolved, it will prove to the whole world that the WPPAC does not agree with the crimes committed by Wan Ko Yee and Bhaddanta Kumarabhivamsa. Although, in case of maintaining and not canceling the prizes awarded to both criminals, then the WPPAC would be accepting to be an accomplice of crimes against peace.
If WPPAC is faithful to the ideals of World Peace and decides to annul the awards given to Wan Ko Yee and Bhaddanta Kumarabhivamsa, then the willingness of the International Buddhist Ethics Committee to provide spiritual guidance for future nominations is hereby recorded, also offering full scholarships for all WPPAC members so that they can access advanced compassionate wisdom. For instance, we can gladly offer completely free scholarships for the PhD in Peace Education to all WPPAC members.
We hope that the WPPAC is able to learn from its mistakes and that these diplomatic contacts are the beginning of a true friendship relationship.
Always with a spirit of reconciliation (maitri),
Master Maitreya Samyaksambuddha
President and Spiritual Judge of the International Buddhist Ethics Committee (IBEC) & Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights (BTHR)