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MALAYSIA - ISLAM
Non-Muslim pupils forced to eat in bathroom because of Ramadan
The act of segregation is condemned by politicians and Muslims. Our "religion does not dictate this," Muslim woman says. However, in many Islamic countries, non-Muslims are required to respect the eating ban during the period of fasting.
22/08/2009 SAUDI ARABIA
Ramadan begins for many Arab countries and Iran
It is the month of fasting and charity. Muslims must abstain from food, drink and sexual relations from sunrise to sunset. In Saudi Arabia there is a swine flu emergency, slowing down the arrival of pilgrims on the Omra. But there are hundreds of thousands of beggars, many of them children, organized by racketeers.
As the Olympics approach, no schooling for children of migrant workers
In Shanghai, a school for migrant children is shut down and students are dumped in a building without teaching and dining facilities. The authorities turn a deaf ear to requests for an alternative location. Tens of thousands of children in Beijing and Shanghai are left without an education.
School head takes 32 pupils hostage, pleas government for schools and housing
The man, who sequestered two priests in the past, has barricaded himself with his pupils aged between three and five along with two accomplices in a bus in front of the Manila council buildings. After a day of tension, they have been all released.
Only NGOs take care of migrant children's education
Teachers' passion and donations are the only hope for millions of children neglected by the public school system. Beijing's Xingzhi School shows how difficulty it is to do good for free.
Malaysian Catholics to promote blood and organ donation
During the Muslim month of fasting and prayer, blood banks are low in supplies. Catholics are trying to fill the gap. A community near Kuala Lumpur kicks off a collection drive on 14 August. Between 1997 and 2011, Malaysia has had less than 197,000 organ donors. The Catholic Church backs the faithfulâ€™s initiative.
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