Aussie Buddhist: A small but growing religion – SBS The Feed

19441867_10154762442113226_4526141093373862393_oHe’s not allowed to hug his mum. No, he doesn’t have a restraining order. He’s a Buddhist monk. *But he’s still on Facebook.

Watch the full story – http://www.sbs.com.au/news/thefeed/article/2017/06/27/aussie-buddhist-small-growing-religion

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Australia avoiding investigating Malaysian corruption scandal, says former PM Mahathir – SBS World News

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Photo by King Chai Woon for SBS

The Australian government is trying to avoid investigating local links to a Malaysian corruption scandal, according to the country’s former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad.

In an exclusive interview with SBS World News the former leader of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad – who ruled the country with an iron-grip for 22 years – said Australia was turning a blind eye to corruption over the 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) state investment fund.

“Australia has been involved to a certain extent but it looks as if the government of Australia wants to avoid any involvement in this crime committed,” Dr Mahathir said.

Read the full story and watch the full interview here – http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/05/09/australia-avoiding-investigating-malaysian-corruption-scandal-says-former-pm

Japanese survivors recall Australia’s WWII civilian internment camps – SBS World News

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Photo courtesy of Australian War Memorial

When war broke out between Australia and Japan 75 years ago, it had a profound impact on the lives of Japanese civilians living in Australia.

During the Second World War, around 4,000 men, women and children were rounded up and sent to civilian internment camps in Australia, which were already detaining thousands of Italians and German civilians.

Joe Murakami was just 14 years old and living in Darwin when his life was thrown into chaos.

Read and watch the full story here – http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/04/20/japanese-survivors-recall-australias-wwii-civilian-internment-camps