General Conference

5th General Conference

24 - 30 November B.E. 2501 (1958)
Bangkok Thailand
Decision worth mentioning was made at this conference was that in order to strengthening the President’s authority, who would be assisted by 11 Vice Presidents, Ex-Presidents would automatically become Honorary Presidents on relinquishing their positions.  The conference also called for the promotion of new methods and the improvement of existing standards of teaching of Buddhism in all Buddhist countries at all educational level, especially concerning children.

Moreover, according to the decision made at the 4th General Conference, the Presidency and the Headquarters were moved from Colombo to Rangoon, Burma of which only the transfer of the Headquarters did not occur in B.E. 2503 (1960).   However, until B.E. 2506 (1963) when then President U Chan Htoon was incarcerated by political changes in Bangkok, Thailand.