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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:59am by STAFF

    ... with a focus on religious and ethnic unrest. The South Korean has been visiting areas that hit by communal violence, including the western state of Rakhine state and the central city of Mandalay, which recently saw the outbreak of violence between its majority Buddhist and minority Muslim communities.   Portuguese and South Korean presidents meet Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva will hold ...

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    A way out of Burma's ethnic clashes

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by SREERAM CHAULIA

    ... targeting the minority community of Rohingya Muslims in Burma's western Rakhine state have highlighted the plight of stateless people and the downside of democratisation. Horrific tales of atrocities committed against the Rohingya by extremist Buddhist clergymen and their patrons in Burma's government are reopening worries about the direction in which the country's political ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Aung San Suu Kyi has moral authority to take up case of Rohingya

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... by the state's majority ethnic Rakhine, who are mostly Buddhists. Since June, two outbreaks of communal violence have led to dozens of deaths on both sides, the torching of thousands of homes ... for optimism, though, with the plight of 800,000 Rohingya Muslims in western Rakhine state highlighting their doubts. The nation's voice of moral leadership, Aung San Suu Kyi, needs to take up ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Left to fester, Rohingya crisis will serve the radical cause

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by PRIYA VIRMANI

    ... and the Rakhine Buddhist majority. The political motivations of the Burmese regime are known to fuel tensions between the two groups. The alleged rape and murder of a young Buddhist woman by Rohingya men ... Priya Virmani calls for political will, not just from Myanmar, to solve the problem Crimson blobs and droplets on white marble, ensconced by Buddhist architecture. A short distance away, ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Taking an unusual holiday in the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:39am by Hari Kumar

    ... the hearts and minds of people of an impressionable age, the latest name added to the list of those influenced by their propaganda is worrisome. A Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka is convinced ... The Dalai Lama recently called on Buddhists in Sri Lanka and Myanmar to desist from violence against Muslims. Go figure that out! ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 30, 2014

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 05:11am by LETTERS

    ... by Hong Kong people to end the bombing campaign. There were atheists, Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and others present. We were united in our condemnation of Israeli war crimes. Rabbi ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    What Thailand's deeply divided society can teach Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:26am by Bernard Chan

    ... educated. Some Buddhist monasteries support the idea that the poor should be grateful to the rich for charity and accept the status quo. As in other parts of the world, the status quo in Thailand ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    More Chinese than Westerners howl against annual dog meat festival

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:27am by Cary Huang

    ... records show Chinese Buddhists have preached against the consumption of dog, which is regarded as one of the five "forbidden meats". Eating dog is also forbidden under both Jewish ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Worse to come in Myanmar's religious strife

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... and bodies of Meikhtila after Myanmar's latest outbreak of Buddhist-Muslim violence, a nervous region is watching. Myanmar is an ethnic and religious powder keg as its people emerge from under ... Nations or raising alarm in Beijing. Last year, the long-neglected plight of stateless Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state drew regional and international attention after deadly clashes with mobs ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Risks of Muslim pressure over Rohingya

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Hari Kumar

    ... of extrajudicial killings and torture after clashes between Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims. A delegation from the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation led by Turkey's foreign minister, Ahmet ... Buddhist Myanmar. Hari Kumar is a Post journalist ...




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