ROMPIN, Feb 28 – Some 36,000 Malaysians or 3.6 per cent of the working age population were unemployed between October 2008 and December last year, Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Maznah Mazlan said today.
Who killed Gautama?
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE IS NOT MY OPINION NOR I AGREE TO THIS.
THIS ARTICLE IS NOT THE VIEW OF MUSLIMS OR BURMESE MUSLIMS.
FEB 28 – Seven years ago, when Buddhist scholar and former monk Stephen Batchelor embarked on a search for the real Siddhartha Gautama, rooting through over 6,000 pages of the Pali Canon – the oldest set of texts on his teachings, which provide glimpses into his social and political world – perhaps he didn’t even dream of the Buddha that would emerge from his research.
Far from the picture we have of Siddhartha as a prince who grew up in a palace, who renounced it all and became the Buddha, attracting the rich and powerful as well as hundreds of monks and nuns by his teachings, until one day he just lay down and died, Batchelor’s portrait of the Buddha “is not that simple”.
In his new book, Confessions of a Buddhist Atheist, to be out in the US early March, this author of eight other books on Buddhism claims the Buddha was a man whose teachings were regarded by his contemporaries as not only radical, but “queer” enough for him to be denounced by one of his own former disciples as a “fake”, who not only managed to win the patronage of the three most powerful political figures of his time, but was worldly enough to survive in the midst of court intrigues, murders and betrayals, effectively quelling a rebellion within his own flock before he was done in by the ambitions of his own family.
YAB Datuk Sri PM: 1 Country means total acceptance of diversity
PETALING JAYA, Feb 28 – Datuk Seri Najib Razak today attempted to revive his battered 1 Malaysia concept by urging Malaysians to adopt its paradigm of “total acceptance” of the country’s diversity instead of mere “tolerance”.
Mizzima:UNHCR rescued 106 Burmese refugees from
Malaysia’s Lang Geng Camp Demonstrators
New Delhi (Mizzima) – Officers from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) rescued 106 Burmese refugees yesterday from Malaysia’s Lang Geng Camp, according to refugees.
After administering interviews, the UNHCR recognized 300 detainees in the camp as refugees following a hunger strike begun on February 22nd. The hunger strike was in response to the lack of a UNHCR visit for the previous two months. Continue reading