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Nalanda U's second chance for a "true" revival

by Kooi F Lim, The Buddhist Channel, Dec 8, 2016


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
-- In Nalanda University's website, it introduces the institution as thus: The University is inspired by and aspires to match the ancient Nalanda which was an undisputed seat of learning for 800 years till the twelfth century, CE.  More






Malaysian Buddhist Monk Empowers Education of Muslim Children
By Kalinga Seneviratne, IDN-InDepthNews, 27 November 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- A grand Chinese temple on the hills of central Kuala Lumpur overlooking the Malaysian capital was the site of a unique event on November 27 where a Sri Lankan born Buddhist monk’s vision to empower the education of poor Malaysian children, most of them Muslims, was taking place without the glare of any television cameras or the national media.  More



Anti-Buddhist Media and Myanmar: Complex Regional and Historical Dynamics
by Michiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker, Modern Tokyo Times, November 25, 2016

Yangon, Myanmar -- The mass media in both the West and Islamic world needs to find space in order to simplify hatred. It matters not if turning a blind eye to Sunni Takfiri massacres in Syria and the nations that are endorsing this, nor that in Myanmar’s recent history more Christians than any other non-Buddhist faith group have been killed based on ethnic and religious tensions. Instead, the simple version – while negating the Christian angle – is that Muslims are killed and targeted by radical Buddhists.  More


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