Why I Fast: An Interview with Korean Monk Pomnyun

Half of the population of North Korea doesn’t have enough to eat, according to 55-year-old South Korean Buddhist monk Pomnyun, who has been fasting since May 26, 2008.

Why I Fast: An Interview with Korean Monk Pomnyun

New America Media, Q&A, Jeong Taesoo, Posted: Jul 29, 2008

Editor’s Note: Half of the population of North Korea doesn’t have enough to eat, according to 55-year-old South Korean Buddhist monk Pomnyun, who has been fasting since May 26. Pomnyun, the 2002 winner of the Ramon Magsaysay Award, dubbed the Asian Nobel Prize, was interviewed by Korea Times-San Francisco editor Jeong Taesoo.

Famine is estimated to have killed 2 million people in North Korea since the 1990s – nearly as many as the 2.5 million people reported killed during the Korean War.

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