Religious Crisis in Myanmar?

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Saturday, 28 September 2013

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

JUST Office, Petaling Jaya

Myanmar is currently experiencing a slow and complicated transformation towards becoming a democracy, but at the same time recent developments have been a cause of international concern: The inter-religious and inter-ethnic violence in some parts of the country has contributed to the flight of Rohingjas who have become a refugee problem for neighbouring countries as well. This presentation will focus on one aspect of the problem, which is the rise of ethno-religious communitarian politics in Myanmar and the role - both positive and negative - that can be played by the Buddhist leaders of the country. It will also assess the impact of the Rohingja crisis on Myanamar and the countries close to it.

*Associate Professor Farish A Noor is head of the religious cluster on religio-politics in Southeast Asia, at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies RSIS, Nanyang Technological University, and a member of JUST.*

Admission is FREE. RSVP is required.

Time: 10.00am- 12.00pm

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Speaker: Dr. Farish Noor (Associate Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Moderator: Mr. Nile Bowie

To RSVP, please fill in the registration form and send it back to us by 26th September 2013 via:
tel: 03-7781 2494
fax: 03-7781 3245