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(Al Jazeera)   Malaysia has its own "Candi Crush Saga". Unfortunately, it involves the the destruction of a 1200 year old temple   (stream.aljazeera.com) divider line 5
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2013-12-03 06:32:36 PM
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A little research finds that the permission to clear the land was granted to developer Bandar Saujana Sdn. Bhd. by the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) in 2011, and work began last August. The Kedah state government, however, declares that the permission to develop was granted by the Barisan Nasional (BN) party back in 1993, even though the Bandar Saujana corporation didn't exist until it was founded in 1994, according to their company website.

/so it was Muslim extremists, but they might bomb us if we don't accept their version of events
//but we can't blame the Muslim moderates either, because that's not politically correct
///guess we'll just blame capitalism
2013-12-03 12:40:13 PM
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SquiggsIN: AverageAmericanGuy: Yes, it's a historical tragedy, but I don't think we're getting the full backstory here.

Why were the workers willing to tear the site down? What are the opinions of the people living near the temple?

It's fine that a bunch of people who are online and possibly far from the incident have strong feelings about this, but what about people who are on the ground?

The people on the ground thought they were getting a paycheck that would help them feed their families.  that's it.  Destroying culture to feed your family is an easy choice for those already near poverty.  Rich corporations looking to pad their profit margins know and exploit this every day.

Or they're Muslims and they're tearing down for the lulz, like those Buddha statues in Afghanistan.
2013-12-03 07:04:13 AM
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Langdon_777: May the deloper die of something painful (and take a long time at it ... maybe 1200 yrs.)

Too bad sarlac aren't native to our planet...

AverageAmericanGuy: There are a lot of assumptions in your post.  ...   Because there wasn't anything like that in the article.

Agreed but, that's an educated guess.  I've read quite a bit on the decades-long issues of deforestation and loss of habitat for now endangered animals around the world.  The trend is pretty consistent with large corporations promising the world to the locals in order to get approval to destroy whatever happens to be there in order for them to plant/build whatever moneymaker they have planned for the site.  This just happens to be a cultural site being destroyed as opposed to an ecological site.  The parallels are there though.
2013-12-03 05:00:38 AM
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They must not have had any reporters available. All I saw were a bunch of screen shots of tweets. I'm sick of tweet 'news'.
2013-12-03 04:09:27 AM
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robohobo: Too bad it wasn't a christian church, amirite?

I'll bet that you seldom are.
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