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Sun Hyung Moon's influence held South Korea's Unification Church together

The death of Sun Myung Moon robs his Unification Church of the glue that sustained its global following as a cohesive religious and financial force even as membership dwindled from its 1980s peak, analysts say.

Wednesday, 5 September, 2012, 2:56am

Opponents of national education parade democracy statue

A replica of the Goddess of Democracy statue was erected outside the government headquarters in Admiralty last night by protesters fighting against national education.

The arrival of the statue at 10pm, borrowed from the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China, brought loud cheers from the 8,000 people organisers said were gathered there.

5 Sep 2012 - 9:18am

Armed masked trio damage Sing Tao's Tsim Sha Tsui office in second attack

Three masked men with axes damaged Sing Tao News Corporation's office in Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday - only five days after a car smashed into the firm's Shau Kei Wan headquarters.

The two attacks have prompted the company to step up security measures.

5 Sep 2012 - 2:28am

Feuds a concern as children inherit Moon’s empire

Unification Church patriarch Sun Myung Moon leaves behind children who have been groomed to lead a religious movement famous for its mass weddings and business interests – if family feuds don’t bring down the empire.

4 Sep 2012 - 4:23pm

Moonies mourn death of Unification Church founder Sun Myung Moon

Members of the controversial Unification Church, famed for its mass weddings, were in mourning yesterday after the death of its founder, Sun Myung Moon.

Moon, the self-styled messiah from South Korea who built a business empire spanning cars to sushi, was taken to hospital with complications from pneumonia more than two weeks ago.

4 Sep 2012 - 3:11am

Cleric held over Koran burning

A Pakistani cleric who accused a Christian girl of blasphemy was remanded in custody yesterday after police arrested him on suspicion of evidence-tampering and desecrating the Koran.

3 Sep 2012 - 5:36am

Press Jakarta on growing religious intolerance, rights group tells Clinton

Human Rights Watch yesterday called on US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to pressure Jakarta to address rising religious intolerance, a day ahead of her visit to Indonesia.

3 Sep 2012 - 4:40am

Hot spots: Villa Samadhi, Kuala Lumpur

2 Sep 2012 - 1:58pm

Christians living in fear in Islamabad suburb over blasphemy allegation

The Christians are trickling back to the poor neighbourhood in Islamabad that they fled after a blasphemy allegation ignited terror earlier last month. But fear still haunts them.

By Thursday, perhaps half of the 300 to 500 families that quit their homes on the night of August 16 - after a Christian girl was charged with burning pages of the Koran - had returned.

1 Sep 2012 - 3:55am

77 primary schools give complete no to national education curriculum

Almost 80 primary schools have "strongly stated" they will not introduce national education in the next three years, according to a parent group's survey.

The 77 schools include 57 primary schools operated by the Catholic diocese and 11 operated by the Methodist church, as well as Jordan Road Government Primary School and Kwun Tong Government Primary School.

31 Aug 2012 - 8:27am