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  1. Not Quite Paradise

    Posted Sep 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... tuk tuk, explains what a sarong is and finds the Buddhist holiday, poya, 'lovely, enchanting'. But Barker, who turns down an offer of domestic helpers because she doesn't want ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/978018/not-quite-paradise
  2. culture

    Posted Aug 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... MJ Premaratne Tell us about your culture I am a Sri Lankan Buddhist. According to legend, my Indo-Aryan ancestors arrived in Sri Lanka from India about 3,000 years ago. Defining ... of the country's 20 million people are Buddhists. There are also Hindus, Muslims and Christians. Religion plays a very important part in the life and culture of Sri Lankans. There are many Buddhist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/721124/culture
  3. The Rohingyas

    Posted Apr 18th 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy Who are they: The Rohingyas are a Muslim minority who settled in Myanmar's northern Arakan province bordering Bangladesh from the 7th century. Scholars dispute their origins. How many are there: In 2000 the UN estimated their total population at 4.6 million. What is their status: As Muslims they are seen as an alien minority by Myanmar's Buddhist majority. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/589303/rohingyas
  4. End the cycle of violence

    Posted Mar 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It saddens me to see how violent history, in the Buddhist terms of 'cause and consequence', repeats itself. Stepping away from the battleground as Spain did is perhaps the best way to fight ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/449712/end-cycle-violence
  5. Insurgents turn up heat with hotel blast

    Posted Mar 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... reporters have all used the hotel, owned by a prominent and long-established Thai-Chinese business family. Muslim and Buddhist staff worked in apparent harmony- a reflection of the quiet ... and injuring 13 others, including owner Anusart Suwanmongkol, a senator with deep ties to both the Muslim and local Buddhist communities. His driver was among the dead. Two years ago I found Mr Anusart ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/630829/insurgents-turn-heat-hotel-blast
  6. Is hunger taking North Koreans to the brink?

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... conditions. Much of the information about the hardships of everyday life in North Korea comes from a Buddhist organisation, Good Friends. It recently quoted a North Korean official as saying: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/968075/hunger-taking-north-koreans-brink
  7. Police tighten control of Lhasa monasteries before anniversary

    Posted Mar 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... against communist rule 50 years ago. The ancient Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery, two of the most important Buddhist institutions in Tibet, were surrounded by paramilitary officers and cut ... the monks who were forced out were students who had come from places far outside Tibet to learn Buddhist scriptures. Most are aged under 35. 'They have been sent back to their hometowns, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/672129/police-tighten-control-lhasa-monasteries-anniversary
  8. A long history of ethnic tension

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Meo

    ... the fascist-influenced government of general Phibun Songkhram attempted to force Thai language and culture on the south, even rquiring Muslims to worship publicly before Buddhist idols, provoking revolt. Between ... in the far south. They complain that they are treated arrogantly by an insensitive Bangkok Buddhist establishment, and miss out on government jobs even in Muslim-majority areas. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/539348/long-history-ethnic-tension
  9. No relief in sight for troubled south

    Posted Feb 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... provinces- home to a Muslim majority in an otherwise Buddhist nation- deserves to be a priority among them. In recent weeks, however, it has barely surfaced in public debate. The past 12 months marked another bloody year in the south, with more than 1,000 people killed and 1,800 injured in a steady campaign of violence- bombings, shootings and arson- targeting ordinary Buddhists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/625235/no-relief-sight-troubled-south
  10. 'There is nothing here but fear and uncertainty'

    Posted Jun 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The shadowy insurgency sweeping Thailand's southern provinces has left the area's Buddhist minority confused, Greg Torode reports Just as on any other working day, Utaiwut ... followed over the weekend before Utaiwut died on Monday morning. Utaiwut's family are Buddhists in a village that is roughly three-quarters Muslim, a split that mirrors the situation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/553713/there-nothing-here-fear-and-uncertainty

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