Monks Lose Relevance as Thailand Grows Richer

? Commercial Buddhism in Thailand: Buddhism has been a way of life in Thailand for centuries, but inside the most popular temples is a trend that critics call ?fast-food Buddhism.? By THOMAS FULLER Published: December 18, 2012 ? BAAN PA CHI, Thailand ? The monks of...

LAOS: Somphone Disappearance — Test for Laos as World Watches

December 22, 2012 ? The inaction of the Laotian Government with regard to the enforced disappearance of Mr. Sombath Somphone on December 15th is worrying. The Asian Human Rights Commission joins the request made by civil society groups and the diplomatic groups inside...